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Thursday / May 30.
  • Drexel transfer Amari Williams officially signs with Kentucky

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    By CHARLIE PARENT & ADAM ZAGORIA

    Coveted Drexel transfer Amari Williams has officially signed with Kentucky after committing on April 21.

    Williams, who is represented by agent George Langberg, chose the Wildcats over St. John’s and Mississippi State.

    As a senior, Williams averaged 12.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 blocks per game in 22.9 minutes of action. Williams started all 32 games for Drexel en route to earning his third straight defensive player of the year honor and an All-Coastal Athletic Association First Team nod. Williams will have one season of eligibility remaining.

    “At times, Amari Williams looks like a man among boys on the court,” Kentucky coach Mark Pope said. “He is a three-time conference defensive player of the year, which is incredibly hard to do. He is bringing a big presence to the game and is going to serve as a rim-protector and rebounder. Amari is a gifted defensive player who can switch onto any position, one through five, which will add security to how everybody else feels on the court.

    “Offensively, he is dangerous at the rim and he’s one of the special passers in college basketball. Amari can make all of the reads, all of the passes, all of the plays and he fits into exactly what we want to do on either end of the court.”

    The 22-year-old is still testing the NBA Draft waters and has until May 29th to withdraw.

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