My name is Corey Williams. I am a 6’5″, 23 years old that was born in Stuggart, Germany. I can play any position on the court both offensive and defensive. I graduated from Astronaut High School in 2006, and played varsity basketball. I was named team MVP averaged 19 points and 13 rebounds per game, which earned me a full scholarship to Manatee Community College. I worked hard at MCC which gained me great recognition and where my hard work, hustle, and love for the game came to show. From Manatee I went to Allen University in Columbia, Sc and played for 2 years. I graduated from Allen University Cum Laude. My college experiences really prepared me for life, especially the game of basketball. One thing I have learned from the game of basketball is that no matter how tough things may get you always give 110% because you never know the outcome if you do your best.
So far, my experience in the Flight School Scout League has been phenomenal. I love everything about it and I have only been through the first two weeks. Everyone has made me feel like the Flight is one big family, from the coaches, the players, and even the players that are trying out. Everyone has such a positive attitude about the game. I prepare for the scout league each week by practicing everyday on my shooting and conditioning. Three hours a day at the YMCA filled with shooting drills and wind sprints are a regular part of my training regimen.
I wanted to tryout for the Flight because I wanted to better myself. The best way to do that through basketball is.to challenge myself at the professional level. My professional goals are to play over seas, and gain more basketball experience and knowledge. I believe that my experience with the Flight will help me accomplish those goals. Hopefully, I’ll find myself on the 2012 roster.
Week 2 Results
Team Uprising 61 v Team Seminole 50
Newcomers Joel Colon (19pts/4reb) and Rane Gillette (14pts/7reb) led the way for Team Uprising. While Ernest Jones (11pts/4reb/3ast) and Ron Peterson (10pts/9reb/4blk) both put in work in the losing effort.
Team Black Bear 71 v Team Miners 55
A strong showing from Eddie Rosario (19 pts), Jay Husagic (13pts/10reb), Corey Williams (13pts), and Fred Meeks (12pts/5ast) lead the Black Bears passed the Miners. Greg St. Remy contributed 19points and 5assists, and Jonathan Adamson scored 12pts and added 11rebounds in the loss.
GM/DIR. OF PLAYER PERSONNEL COMMENTS
The Black Bears are stepping up to look like the team to beat so far. The Miners could have kept it close if not won, but turnovers and missed opportunities handed them the loss. Team Uprising has added some talent and organized themselves to become a threat. The Seminoles will need to have the role players begin to contribute to turn their games around.
In Week 3, I hope to see some settled offense and some quality off ball work. Defensively, I want to see more traps and double teams. I am interested to see how the players will react to these situations.
The Flight School Scout League kicked off Thursday, October 27th at River Run Christian Church. For those unaware, the Scout League is the method in which we recruit local talent in our area. Last season saw 7 players find their way onto the Flight Roster for 2011. While we have several returning players, there is room for some new, refreshing talent. We’re always seeking players with a passion to play, a commitment to development, and an upstanding character in which they represent the Flight positively in our community. We hope to have a few players blogging throughout this Scout League. Be on the look out for that.
RESULTS FOR WEEK ONE
Game One of the night saw Team Black Bear defeating Team Uprising by the score of 83-46. Corey Williams and returning Flight member Fred Meeks combined for 45 points on their way to victory.
In the second game of the night, Team Miners defeated Team Seminoles 57-47. Newcomer Cliff Dale chipped in 16 points and returning Flight member Jon Adamson led Team Miners with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Another returning Flight member, Ron Peterson (Team Seminoles), made his presence known by contributing 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks in a losing effort.
GM/DIR. OF PLAYER PERSONNEL COMMENTS
From a G.M./ Director of Player Personnel perspective, it was a typical first night. A lot of players were trying to do it all themselves. I really want to see more hustle and a LOT more Defense. The next few weeks will be interesting, as the players begin to click as teammates and increase the competition levels.
COACH KING’S COMMENTS
“I was also disappointed to see so much one-on-one play. Team basketball players are what we are looking for. One-on-one play is cancerous to team chemistry. I hope to see some players show us their coachable spirit and play better together as a team, moving the ball and finding the easier shots.”
PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR WEEK TWO:
Corey Williams (Black Bears)
Cliff Dale (Miners)