June 5, 2023

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Jaylin Williams’ former coach reflects on player’s journey

Former Razorback Jaylin Williams was standout for the Hogs and is now a member of the OKC Thunder. Now, his former large college mentor mirrored on his journey.

ARKANSAS, United states — The Oklahoma Town Thunder drafted now-previous Razorback Jaylin Williams back in June in the 2nd round as the 34th over-all select. 

His large college mentor at Fort Smith Northside, Eric Burnett has observed Williams was ready to see Jaylin’s dreams come real on draft evening. 

His draft party was held right at Northside. Burnett claims seeing Jaylin get drafted was a happy second. 

“Just to see his identify called out and I was in a position to video clip it on the huge display screen, it was a genuinely neat moment,” Burnett stated. 

At Arkansas this earlier period Williams gained  1st crew All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive crew honors. He also designed a massive title for himself by drawing expenses. The Fort Smith Indigenous led the NCAA with 54 rates. 

“He is sort of getting utilised to almost everything.  Just managing the offense and acquiring utilized to actively playing people guys. He is likely to be smart he is obtained a superior IQ. He is heading to just take that cost I’ve witnessed him do some decide on and rolls and finish some buckets. Jaylin is just a wise dude he can in good shape in wherever,” the FS Northside Mentor reported. 

Williams is just not the only Fort Smith participant in the NBA’s Summertime League suitable now. Former Razorback and North Aspect grizzly Isiah Joe is also in the league, now playing for the Sixers.

In point, Joe knocked down the activity-successful 3 to consider down OKC on Thursday evening at the Salt Lake Town summertime league match.

“It is really hard to imagine that we have two guys from Northside substantial school in Fort Smith that is playing in the NBA. It’s tricky for me to wrap my head close to that. It is really a great option for Fort Smith and Isiah and Jaylin and their families. It is really just unreal to see them on Tv set guard 1 yet another. A couple decades in the past they have been at Northside Higher College guarding each individual other,” he claimed. 

Mentor Burnett stated he designs on cheering on both equally his previous gamers in Las Vegas in the Summer season League online games out there.