Former Dover Senators standout Kendal Williams has found success on the basketball court at the next level, staring for Baltimore City CC Panthers.
Last week, Williams was named to the JUCO All-Maryland First-Team for his play on the hardwood this season. Williams averaged a team-high 15 PPG, 4.8 APG and 3.0 RPG for the Panthers.
After leading the Senators to division and conference championships and claiming All-Conference honors several times, Williams took his game to the next level after graduating from Dover in 2010.
He burst onto the scene quickly his freshmen year averaging third on the team in scoring with 12.2 PPG and earning All-Region honors while helping the Panthers earn a trip to the Regional Finals. Williams was redshirted his sophomore year to deal with a family matter, but was still in school and a part of the team.
Williams spoke about how his career at Dover has helped prepared him not only for basketball at the collegiate level, but life itself.
“As far as playing at the next level, Coach Wilson helped out a lot,” said Williams. “He always preached hard work and helped us prepare mentally for basketball and school work. Education wise, I’m looking to graduate at the end of the year with an associate’s degree in General Studies.”
Williams stays in contact with coaches and former teammates and Dover High, and says they’re always there to lend support. A support he repays whenever he can.
“I stay in contact with a lot of people at Dover,” said Williams. “I try to get back when I can to give some advice to the kids there. I still have a great relationship with all my coaches from Dover and they all still help me to this day.”
Williams believes his game has grown tremendously over the past three years. He spoke about what he’s learned over that time and how his game has progressed.
“My game has developed a lot,” said Williams. “My game has changed from a defensive-minded approach to more focus on running the point and getting everyone else involved. I’ve learned a lot about the game over the last few years.”
Now, with an All-Conference honor and a degree in General Studies within reach, Williams still has his sights set higher. At the end of the school year Williams plans to transfer to a Division I school to further his career on the court and in the classroom.
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“I’m not sure where I’ll be headed at the moment,” said Williams. “I have Division I schools looking at me, I’ll be deciding soon. Plus, I plan to play and further my education studying in the sports administration field.”