Rashun Williams finished his junior season in the state championship game. It is the second time during his high school career where his season has ended on the biggest stage in Georgia.
He and his Calhoun County teammates may not have won the title this season but he impressed against Wilkinson County at the University of Georgia. Williams scored 25 points in the defeat and was one of the most impressive players we saw in Georgia’s state tournaments.
Williams has had a chance to look back and see the positives of a 28-2 season.
“We had a good year. We were really young so I think we did pretty good compared to what people were expecting out of us,” Williams said. “We won my ninth grade year and since then the bar has been set pretty high. I just wanted to come out and prove to everyone that we are young that we can still play with the best of them.”
The No. 6 overall player in our latest Georgia 2018 rankings has made big strides in his game over the last couple of years. He’s a big wing with a load of versatility. His confidence is rising, too, as his Georgia Stars EYBL team heads into the EYBL season.
“I learned that I can play with the best of them. I feel like I have to get stronger and work on my jump shot. If I play like I’m capable of, I can play with anyone in the country,” Williams said.
He’s not far off on the self-evaluation. Williams is one of the most versatile players in the 2018 class in the Peach State. That’s why he currently holds four offers - Mercer, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee State, and Tennessee Tech.
He added that UAB isn’t too far off for an offer either. “If I go on a visit, they may offer me,” he said of the Blazers. Williams also said that Florida Gulf Coast and Georgia are also in the picture. He’s taken unofficial visits to those two schools, too.
Hailing from the small town of Edison, Georgia (Population: 1,489), Williams knows how the big stage of travel ball can help his recruitment develop in the coming months.
“It’s different. It’s a lot more competition and more development. For me, and I don’t mean to say this in a cocky way, but I’m the best player in my town so it sometimes doesn’t challenge me. In travel ball, it is much different,” Williams said. “Everybody is really good so you have to submit yourself to being one of the best players in the country.”
That is exactly what Williams is trying to do this spring.