Chattanooga’s men’s basketball program added it third signee of the early period with 6-7, 225-pound forward T.J. Williams signing a letter of intent on Tuesday.
Williams, a senior at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, N.C., is a three-star recruit according to Scout.com, and he received two stars from both ESPN.com and Future 150.
He averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds for coach Bryn McSwain as a junior at Eugene Ashley, while averaging 14 points and eight rebounds in his sophomore season.
“T.J. Williams is a tenacious, high-motor guy,” UTC head coach John Shulman said. “He’s a skilled, athletic, difference-maker in the post. He’s a strong defender and shot blocker. You’re talking about a guy at 6-7 or 6-8 that has the size and strength to make an immediate impact.”
Williams plays AAU for Flight 22 and Team United.
“I think he will remind a lot of people of Nicchaeus Doaks,” Shulman said.
Williams joins Christian Kennedy, a 6-10, 200-pound forward from Northside High School in Warner Robbins, Ga., and Jonathan Stark, a 5-10, 160-pound point guard from Munford High School outside of Memphis, on the Mocs’ early signee list.
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