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Erik Williams

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  • Number: 12
  • Years: 2009-2011
  • Nickname: EWill
  • Position: SF
  • Height: 6'07“
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Birthday: September 23, 1990
  • Birthplace: Houston, Texas
  • Hometown: Cypress, Texas
  • High School: Cypress Springs HS
  • AAU Team: T-Mac All-Stars

Cypress Springs High School

Consensus top-100 nationally ranked signee … rated 96th by Scout.com (21st-best small forward), 97th by ESPN.com and 99th by Rivals.com … ranked the sixth-best prospect in the state regardless of position by TexasHoops.com … first team all-region and all-state selection by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as a senior at Cypress Springs High School … tabbed player of the year by the Houston Area Boys Basketball Coaches Association … concluded his career with the program first all-time in rebounds (771), first in blocked shots (375) and third in points (1,420) … played for three seasons under head coach John Harmatuk … also tabbed the District 15 5A Most Valuable Player in 2008-09 … posted season averages of 24.6 points, 11.7 rebounds and 6.1 blocks per game … preseason all-Houston first team honoree … helped the Panthers to the 5A playoffs in 2007-08 after averaging 18.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game … missed the conclusion of his junior season due to injury … tabbed the district's newcomer of the year as a sophomore … contributed 11.4 points and 8.1 boards per game that season … Panthers finished 27-7 that season and he finished the campaign with 102 blocks … attended Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in 2005-06.

2006-2007

Williams averaged 11.1 points and around 8.5 rebounds last season en route to earning second team all-district honors. Also notable were his 102 blocked shots, which shattered the previous school record.

2007-2008

6'7 Cypress Springs (TX) wing Erik Williams, an '09 Marquette commitment has broken his ankle. The injury occured in practice January 2nd and is severe enough that it will require surgery. Williams should be out 6-8 weeks. This is a blow to the Cypress Springs squad as Williams had been having a monster season averaging 18.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game leading Cy Springs to a 17-2 record thus far.

2007-2008 Stats

Date Opponent Results Statistics
11/15 San Antonio Madison (TX) W 59-58
11/15 Alief Taylor (TX) W 62-51 17 Points
11/16 Hastings (TX) W 75-62 19 Points
11/17 Klein Collins (TX) L 42-61 9 Points
11/24 Spring (TX) W 73-47
11/27 MacArthur (TX) W 88-47 15 Points
12/04 Strake Jesuit (TX) W 81-50 21 Points
12/06 Klein (TX) W 55-40 16 Points
12/07 HCYA North L 59-71 15 Points
12/08 Spring (TX) W 67-61 27 Points
12/08 Cy Falls (TX) W 94-66 11 Points
12/10 Klein Forest (TX) W 54-49 28 Points
12/14 Cy Falls (TX) W 55-50 19 Points
12/17 Langham Creek (TX) W 61-57
12/20 Scarborough (TX) W 94-36 16 Points
12/21 Washington (TX) W 83-61 13 Points
12/22 Yates (TX) W 75-73 16 Points
12/28 Montverde Academy (FL) W 65-59 23 Points, 7 Rebounds, 5 Steals, 7-15 FG
12/29 St. Thomas (TX) W 80-57 28 Points, 7 Rebounds, 11-23 FG, 2 Three Pointers
OUT WITH ANKLE INJURY

Rankings

  • 2008 Scout (16 Small Forward, 81 Overall)
  • 2008 Rivals (21 Small Forward; 94 Overall)
  • 2008 ESPN (18 Small Forward; 67 Overall)
  • 2008 HoopScoop (11 Overall)
  • 2008 Eric Bossi (43 Overall)
  • 2008 CSTV (48 Overall)

T-Mac All Stars

Scout Analysis

Erik Williams is a big time athlete who is transitioning from the post to the perimeter as a basketball player. He is long and wiry and is an excellent rebounder for his size. He really has a nose for the ball and is very good at scoring at the basket. He plays with a ton of energy and really has a good motor. For Williams to continue to develop, he will need to get better from the perimeter. He's going to have to develop his ball skills and his jump shot. While Williams is a good mid-range shooter, he is inconsistent from three and needs to work on refining his skills. He certainly has the talent, but will need to continue to get in the gym to develop his game.

Erik is a skilled combo forward. He will probably end up as big 3 man. Right now he is effective slashing from mid range against other power forwards. He can also shoot from 15 feet. He is a good athlete that can soar in for dunks or tips. He will need to either get stronger to be a 4 or develop his skills in order to be a solid 3 man.

ESPN Analysis

Erik Williams is a big time athlete who is transitioning from the post to the perimeter as a basketball player. He is long and wiry and is an excellent rebounder for his size. He really has a nose for the ball and is very good at scoring at the basket. He plays with a ton of energy and really has a good motor. For Williams to continue to develop, he will need to get better from the perimeter. He's going to have to develop his ball skills and his jump shot. While Williams is a good mid-range shooter, he is inconsistent from three and needs to work on refining his skills. He certainly has the talent, but will need to continue to get in the gym to develop his game.

Erik is a skilled combo forward. He will probably end up as big 3 man. Right now he is effective slashing from mid range against other power forwards. He can also shoot from 15 feet. He is a good athlete that can soar in for dunks or tips. He will need to either get stronger to be a 4 or develop his skills in order to be a solid 3 man.

Marquette University

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Commitment

On October 15, 2007, Marquette landed its first 2009 recruit, Erik Williams, a 6-foot-7 forward from Katy, Tex., according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Williams was offered scholarships from Alabama, Texas A&M and Baylor. “I just don't want to pass up an opportunity to play in a big-time conference and a big-time school,” he said. “If I was holding out, I wouldn't get anything better. This is the best place for me.”

2009-2010

Saw his first collegiate action with two minutes played vs. Centenary (11/13) and had one of five blocked shots for the Golden Eagles … Scored six points vs. Grambling State (11/21) … Went a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line and matched a career-high with six points and three rebounds in 13 minutes vs. North Florida (12/19) … Registered a career-high six rebounds, including a game-high four offensive boards, vs. Presbyterian (12/27) … Grabbed four rebounds in seven minutes vs. DePaul (2/3) … Finished the year averaging 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game … Earned first letter.

2010-2011

Made his first collegiate start in the season opener vs. Prairie View A&M (Nov. 12) and scored a career-high 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting … Chipped in four points and four rebounds in nine minutes of action vs. South Dakota (Nov. 20) … Grabbed seven of his career-high 10 rebounds in the second half and added seven points in a career-high 23 minutes vs. Centenary (Dec. 18) … Matched career-high with four field goals vs. Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 21) … Made first career BIG EAST start in overtime win at Connecticut (Feb. 24) … Pitched in six points and five rebounds vs. Providence (Feb. 27)

Transfer Out

On May 6, 2011, Marquette announced Erik would transfer at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.

Personal

Born September 23, 1990 in Houston, Texas … son of Errol and Jackie Williams … brother, Franz, played football at McNeese State … undecided on a major.


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