There are countless situations where older/flashier teammates overshadow a young, talented, up-and-coming prospect. Williams was undeniably productive for Ravenscroft this past season but maintained his presence as a glue-guy, someone who wasn’t going to force the action, take bad shots, or do anything to negatively affect the team. He’s naturally productive, given his motor, nose for the ball, and overall feel for the game. Williams understands how to operate and maximize various different roles on the floor, never subjected to standing around or waiting for something to happen. His game might be quiet, but Williams production can no longer be ignored.
His coach provided us with a quote on Williams, stating: “Jeremiah is a 3rd Year Varsity Player at Ravenscroft Upper School (Raleigh, NC) where He has played under legendary Coach Kevin Billerman. Jeremiah is a prolific scorer who knows how to keep His teammates involved in the offensive scheme. With a 6’11 inch wingspan, He demonstrates his tenacious “on the ball defense, ” often leading His team in steals and deflections, while also penetrating to the hole with a strong finish. With His consistent free-throw shooting ability, He knows how to draw contact causing his opponents to pay the penalty on the line. Jeremiah is also an efficient three-point shooter whose range has tremendously improved while adding the 15-foot jump shot to his arsenal. Jeremiah’s unstoppable open court demeanor often causes him to thrive against opponents, while creating scoring lanes for his teammates with his excellent passing skills. Jeremiah says his motivation when competing is “To give everything I have on the floor and to make my teammates look good.” Jeremiah is not a stranger to Phenom Hoops as He has often played up on the 16U & 17U squads even as an 8th Grader with the Joco All-Stars. This past summer He was coached and mentored by Division 2 National Champion, Coach Marvin “Rat” Reed who helped elevate Jeremiah’s game to another level with mental discipline and toughness. Jeremiah is a hidden talent not known in many national circles, but with the recruiting list which He now has, his talent at the Division 1 Level and beyond can no longer be hidden.”
Williams has played and found success alongside multiple Division I prospects over the years and could easily become the next one from Ravenscroft. Last season, he averaged 14 PPG, 3 APG, and 2 SPG as the third or fourth option—which arguably makes his numbers even more impressive given the limited role. Additionally, Williams is being recruited by a variety of programs and already has a visit scheduled for Georgetown. He’s received interest from all levels and should ultimately have his choice of where to further his playing career when it’s all said and done.