Bajan baller Brett Williams on the court for Kinta High School, Oklahoma, where he has been attending for the last three years.

Brett Williams doing well abroad

Many of Barbados’ athletes have opportunities to study overseas and make the island proud and Brett Williams is one that has done and is doing well overseas in the sport of basketball.

The 18-year-old student has been studying at Kinta High School in Oklahoma in the US under Coach Jim Jenson for the past three years in which he and his team went to the State Semi-finals two years in a row. Williams will be attending the Oklahoma Panhandle State University in August to study Business Administration and Management. Speaking to The Barbados Advocate, he stated that his long-term goal is not just to finish school.

“My long-term goals are to finish my four years of college and to claim at least one championship and afterwards I would like to play basketball professionally,” he stated.

Williams played point-guard for Kinta and finished the season with an average of 12.5 points, 6.5 assists and two steals a game. Locally he played with the Pan American International Insurance Warrens Sports Club in the Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Premier League for four games while he was home from school. It was a good experience for the youngster playing against more seasoned players and better teams in the competition, which tested his skills on the court. Williams said that he believes he has grown a lot of the years at high school.

“I thought I did well for my school, especially my last year. I have improved a lot in terms of my leadership and I think my basketball IQ has grown,” he further noted.

The talented baller started his school roots in ball on the courts of Lester Vaughan Secondary School under the tutelage of Coach Armstrong and Coach Skeete. For Warrens he played under former national player Pearson Griffith and Iantham Alleyne who influenced his basketball immensely. It was also supplemented by guidance of Coach Aimey who never coached him on the court but mentored him somewhat off the court.

“Coach Aimey has helped me a lot and has taught me about the game of basketball. He taught me about my role as a point guard and what I would need to work on to become a great guard,” he further pointed out.

With high hopes for the future Williams thanked his family, Lester Vaughan, Warrens Sports Club and all those who continually push him to be better. He left for Oklahoma last weekend to settle in before a new chapter in his school career begins and many prayers travelled with him from those who will be eagerly listening out for the outstanding exploits of the future from one of ours.

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