Now that we’ve reached the month of July, basically every game represents the opportunity for players to be seen, evaluated, and offered by college coaches. While this notion is more applicable to seniors, several juniors and multiple sophomores will inevitably put themselves on the radars of next-level programs. Over the few months, we will take a closer look at various players who should warrant attention as scholarship-level prospects. The intent of this article series is simply to provide breakdowns of guys who coaches should know about. We will continue by looking at Chase Williams of West Bladen High School.

There are so many things, both big and small, a player can do to separate themselves on the court. Williams is a blue-collar player and natural workhorse who embraces his identity as well as anyone in the state. At 6-foot-7, he’s strong, tough, and consistently outworks opponents on both ends of the floor. Williams displays solid touch around the basket, but is also comfortable attacking off the bounce or spacing the floor along the perimeter. He’s comfortable operating out of the post, where he’s able to utilize his strength and footwork to consistently find ways to finish. Williams is great at carving out space as a rebounder, which allows him to regularly control the defensive glass and secure second-chance opportunities on offense. He plays with a terrific motor and simply knows how to compete hard. Additionally, Williams is a willing passer and scrappy defender who runs the floor properly in transition.

The big man is coming off a high school season where he was the clear focal point for West Bladen. Not only did he lead the team in various statistical categories, but he also helped them achieve their best record in over a decade. He also sports high academics in the classroom. Right now, Williams hold offers from Mount Olive and Chowan. However, his stock seems to grow each time he plays in front of college coaches. Expect him to be a target for several programs over the next six to eight months.  

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