Jamal Williams will start his professional career in Plymouth as he makes the jump from college basketball.
6’5” Williams played college basketball for Sam Houston State and in his final year averaged 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game with a season high of 13 rebounds coming against McNeese.
Williams helped Sam Houston finish with a 21-15 record across the season finishing fourth in the Southern Conference. Jamal featured in every game in the 17/18 season and finished with an average play time of 25.1 minutes.
Williams is excited at the prospect of starting his professional career overseas and said,
“I’m thankful for this opportunity and excited to begin my professional career in Plymouth.
“I’m looking forward to working with Coach James, the rest of the staff, and the players. I plan to get better, make others better, and win.”
Coach James added, “I’m excited about the signing of Jamal Williams. He is a big athletic guard who can play in multiple positions.
“Jamal offensively is a high energy, high tempo player who will score in many different ways and well as create good scoring opportunities for his teammates.
“He is a tenacious defender that will bring the toughness we need at that end of the court. Jamal is another talented young player and I’m looking forward to getting to work with him and the rest of the team”
With the commitment of Willams it takes Coach James’ roster to 9 along side, Denzal Ubiaro, Josh Wilcher, Shawn Shelton, Zak Wells, Javis Howard, Joonas Järveläinen, Declan Soukup. and Donte Nicholas.
Pre season for Williams and his fellow team mates starts on 7th September in France against CEP Lorient with more pre season news being announced on Thursday!