C-J All-State basketball | Owen County's Carson Williams

C-J All-State basketball | Owen County's Carson Williams

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C-J All-State basketball | Owen County's Carson Williams

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CARSON WILLIAMS

Owen County, Senior, 6-6

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* On the floor: Williams was named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball after averaging 26.7 points and 10.8 rebounds. The Rebels reached the semifinals of the All “A” Classic state tournament for small schools and finished 29-4 after falling to South Oldham in the quarterfinals of the Eighth Region Tournament. Williams started his varsity career as a seventh-grader and finished with school records for points (2,967) and rebounds (1,671). Williams was a second-team All-State selection as a junior and a third-team pick as a sophomore.

* Off the floor: Williams has a 4.0 grade-point average and shares the No. 1 ranking in the senior class at Owen County. He comes from a long line of Rebels, as his mother, Heidi Turner Williams, sister, Kelsey, and brother, Sawyer, all played basketball at Owen County. Sawyer Williams, a 6-8 forward, recently completed his junior season at Carson-Newman University.

* Future: Williams signed with Northern Kentucky after also considering St. Joseph’s, Eastern Kentucky, Miami (Ohio), Bowling Green, Austin Peay and several others.

* Quotable: “They’re getting a jewel (at Northern Kentucky),” Owen County coach Devin Duvall said. “He has the drive and the ability to play right away. … I think the sky’s the limit for him. We haven’t seen his best basketball yet because he’s going to outwork everybody else.”

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