Williams to attend American U19 basketball camp
FAYETTEVILLE – Rising Arkansas second-year forward Jaylin Williams has been selected to attend USA Basketball U19 Men’s Training Camp and compete for a spot on the FIBA U19 World Cup squad 2021.
The training camp will be held in Fort Worth, Texas (June 17-28) and the FIBA U19 World Cup Championship will be held in Riga, Latvia (July 3-11). There will be five practices from June 20 to 22. The finalists for the 12-player squad will be selected on June 23.
The Fort Smith native played 26 games with five starts last season, including the last three games of the NCAA tournament. He helped Arkansas go 25-7 and the Razorbacks are 13-4 in SEC play for second. The Razorbacks reached the NCAA Elite 8 and the Hogs were # 6 in the latest USA TODAY Coaching Poll, two feats the program hadn’t achieved since 1995.
Williams is averaging 3.7 points and 4.7 rebounds with 18 blocked shots. However, on a 40-minute basis, he averaged 12.1 rebounds, the team’s best, 9.6 points and 1.8 blocked shots. Williams scored 13 points, season high, in victory over Alabama No.6, recorded four times 10 rebounds, a season record, four assists in Sweet 16’s win over Texas Tech and blocked four shots, a season-high in a win over LSU.
He led the team taking 16 charges, including two each against UT Arlington, Ga., LSU (1/13), Auburn (1/20) and Texas Tech, and became the only Razorback to come off the bench and get 10 rebounds three. times in a season: Mississippi Valley State, at LSU and against Florida. He also had 10 boards at the start against Texas Tech.
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