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Posts tagged ‘Latavious Williams’
Posted: March 3rd, 2011

Friday, 7 p.m. at Tullio Arena

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PLAYERS TO WATCH
▀   Erie — PF Ivan Johnson (A 2011 D-League All-Star, Johnson leads the BayHawks in scoring at 20.7 ppg. Was named D-League co-player of the month for averaging 24.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists, shooting 61.2 percent from the field.) … SF Tasmin Mitchell (Avg. 25.4 points, seven rebounds and shot 60 percent in eight games in February). PF Kyle Goldcamp (Avg. 6.8 points and five rebounds, but in his last three games, the former Gannon standout is avg. 11 points and 9.6 rebounds.

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Posted: November 5th, 2009

The Tulsa 66ers made it official.

High school players are now jumping to the D-League as Latavious Williams became the first player to not only go from high school to the D-League, but the 66ers took him with the 16th and final pick in the first round.

He’ll look to enter the NBA Draft next season as he can’t until his graduating class was out of school a year.

Just for the record, Tulsa doesn’t play the BayHawks in Erie this season. Both games are in Tulsa Jan. 17 and Jan. 19.

Go figure, but I’m intersted to see how the 6-foot, 8-inch youngster does. He’s was supposed to go Memphis, but didn’t qualify academically. Then he was supposed to go overseas in China and didn’t.

So let’s see how this route works for him.

Posted: November 4th, 2009

Latavious Williams is jumping from high school to the D-League.

Huh?

In the past, guys went straight from high school to the NBA, but now a player must attend college at least for one year or have their graduating class be out of school a year to enter the NBA draft.

So Williams, who is from Starkville, Miss., is in the D-League draft pool for Thursday’s draft. He’s the first player to go from high school to the D-League. He finished his prep career at Christian Life Center Academy in Humble, Texas.

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