Williams’ hoops career progressing at PCC

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A former Fayette County basketball standout is making his mark at the college level in 2014.

Corey Williams is a freshman at Pensacola Christian College and has become a bigger presence on the floor as the season has progressed. He has appeared in 24 games so far, averaging just over 11 minutes and three points per game.

The Eagles are 20-12 but are peaking at the right time, riding an 11-game winning streak. More importantly, the most recent of those wins were in regionals, and they are bound for the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association’s national tournament this week at Ohio Christian University.

“Corey has consistently grown throughout this season,” said his head coach, Mark Goetsch. “He began the season not playing much sitting the bench behind other point guards but it was evident he had some talent and it would only be a matter of time before he was able to adjust to the college game. He has now improved and is a valuable piece to our team’s success.”

Goetsch has three point guards on his team this year, and all of them are freshmen, but that has not stopped their ability to get things done on the floor.

“Each one has their own unique abilities and talents that they bring to the success of the team,” he said. “Corey is adept at driving the basketball, getting to the basket and finishing.”

Williams was a three-year letterman for the Fayette County Tigers, and head coach Andre Flynn called him the best defensive player on the team.

“He set the tone for the game. He played hard every game and was a great competitor – one of the quickest players I have ever had,” said Flynn. “He had great character and always did what was right at a person.”

The Eagles play Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Valley Forge Christian College. The winner of that game plays top-seeded Ohio Christian Thursday at 7:30.