At times for players, there is an adjustment period when one comes into a new program. For 2021 guard Brock Williams, coming from Burlington Christian Academy and now playing at Greensboro Day, it took a little time for everything to click with his new teammates.
At Burlington Christian Academy, Williams was one of the premier scorers in the state of North Carolina, averaging nearly 35 points per game as a sophomore. Then, heading to one of the premier programs in NC at Greensboro Day, there was going to be an adjustment period blending in with all the talent and buying in with what the staff wants.
Williams though has been patient and working hard and now, he is showing that he still is that scoring guard that can get it down when called upon.
“Overall, I think this season has been great but I also think it has been a great learning experience,” Williams told Phenom Hoops. “Once I got adjusted to the system, I turned my offense back on being down a player and I saw that the team needed me to step up.”
That he did.
With the injury to Carson McCorkle, Williams was called upon to step up in all areas of his game and he is producing. As of late, he scored six points against Ragsdale, 25 points vs Page, 27 points vs. Smith, and 18 points vs. Wesleyan. He also earned MVP honors at HAECO Invitational.
Williams has stayed the course and it is now showing it with the Bengals. But his confidence level has never wavered, as he has been focused this entire season.
“To be confident in my abilities,” he said when asked about his mindset this season. “To focus on my positives and not to ever put limits on myself. It’s more than just winning; it’s about learning and competing and just having the passion I do about the game.”
As far as his recruitment though, Williams continues to hold an offer from Elon.
Williams reported that he corresponds with the coaching staff often and that he has attended multiple games; he has developed a great relationship with assistant coach Mark Adam.
Other schools though have continued to express interest or stayed in contact, as schools like DePaul, UNCG, Appalachian State, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Elon, Charleston, Furman, Winthrop, NC A&T, South Carolina, Oklahoma State, Radford, Gardner-Webb, and High Point have all reached out at some level.
Most of those schools have mentioned that they have been impressed with his on-ball defense and how he can score the ball in various ways. And with his recent play at Greensboro Day, those conversations and interests should continue to pop up.
Overall though, it took a little time for Williams to adjust his game for the Bengals but his mindset and confidence never faltered. Now, with the opportunity on the table, Williams has taken full advantage of showing that his game has not changed and he is continuing to develop as a player.