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Williams Shows His True Stripes Are In Cleveland, Zebras Guard Going To CSU

By: Scott Burnstein, October 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
The road to Cleveland will go through Wayne, Michigan this winter.
 
On Thursday, Wayne Memorial senior basketball star Rashad Williams committed to Cleveland State, pulling one of the state’s most diversely-skilled backcourt prospects off the recruiting board.
 
The 6-foot-3 Williams is a combo guard with equal ability to run the point for a team and shoot the deep ball. At the high school level, he’s a floor general. Last year as a junior, he averaged 17 points and 5 assists per night on a 19-4 Zebras club which won a league title.
 
Williams had a slew of mid-major college offers, including bids from local schools U-D Mercy and Eastern Michigan.
 
Cleveland State hired former Georgia head coach Dennis Felton back in the spring. The Vikings went 9-22 in 2017 and sport a multitude of Michiganders on its current roster. Dontel Highsmith (Dowagiac), Kenny Carpenter (Detroit Cass Tech), Terrell Hales (Detroit Douglas) and Al Eichelberger (Saginaw) will all be hooping at CSU for the 2018 campaign.