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Timon's Williams takes walk-on opportunity with Niagara hoops

Bishop Timon-St. Jude senior Jordan Williams will try and walk on with the Niagara University men's basketball program.

Williams, a 6-foot-2 senior sharpshooter for the Tigers, committed to attend the school Tuesday night after a meeting with NU coach Joe Mihalics and his staff. That's according to an email I received from the Williams family today. 

Williams, who was a first-team All-Western New York football player at wide receiver, chose the walk-on opportunity over offers to play football at the University at Albany, Hobart and Edinboro. Williams had 10 touchdown catches and 988 receiving yards his senior season. 

Williams excelled for the Tigers' top 10 large school basketball team as well. He was Timon's leading scorer and capped his career with a 29-point effort in a loss to eventual champion Canisius in the Manhattan Cup semifinals at Canisius College. That game was witnessed by Niagara coach Mihalics. 

According to Williams, he is being given the opportunity to walk on and then may be red-shirted.

"I had football offers on the table but ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to play Division I basketball," Williams said in a staement.  "Now I’m going to get that opportunity and to be able to stay home to do it is exciting."

---Keith McShea

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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