Voting has wrapped in Local 4′s Winter 4Frenzy. Now, our Kim DeGiulio takes us to L’Anse Creuse High School to highlight one of our basketball nominees.
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March is all about basketball, but for these some of these players here at L’Anse Creuse High School in Harrison Township, they’re focused on their basketball game 365 days a year.
The L’Anse Creuse Lancers are gearing up for the playoffs, led by one of their star players and Local 4Frenzy small forward nominee: Caron Williams.
“Caron is just a kid that, you know, you see a kid every 10 years that’s really got it. Caron is that kid,” said head coach George Woods.
Coach Woods said he knew it when he met Williams as an 8th grader, and now he’s a junior who absolutely owns the court.
“We’ve had like 20 games, 14 of those games, he’s had 30 plus points each game,” Woods said.
Williams was nominated as best small forwar,d but Coach Woods describes him as a versatile player.
“I can play him from the 1, 2, 3 or the 4 because of his size,” Woods said.
“I could do a lot of things ... put me anywhere you need me to, and I produce,” Williams said.
It’s that confidence that is sure to take him far -- and he dreams of playing basketball professionally.
“(I’d like to) make it to the NBA, but I’ve gotta get to college first,” Williams said.
And he and the team are already getting a taste of what that would feel like.
“Every year, we take them to Little Caesars Arena and play, because they dream about the NBA. Playing (on the) Little Caesars Arena floor gave them opportunity to feel that type of atmosphere,” Woods said.
And Coach Woods said there’s no doubt Williams can make it there because of his amazing support from his mom and sister, who really push him, which allows coach to mentor him.
“Oh yeah, they motivate me a lot and just keep pushing me to get in the gym every single day,” Williams said.
The Lancers are working hard at practice. The playoffs start Monday night as they take on Utica Ford’s basketball team.
We wish the whole team the best of luck! And want to thank to everyone who participated in 4Frenzy this winter season.