Henrico High’s Williams headed to VSU
5/8/2015, 9:01 a.m.
After helping Henrico High School to a state championship earlier this year, Walter Williams will continue his basketball career at Virginia State University.
The springy 6-foot-4, 190-pounder has signed to play for Trojans Coach Lonnie Blow.
“Because of his work ethic, attitude and skill, I look for Walter to have a fine career at VSU,” said Henrico High Coach Vance Harmon. “Walter is a Division I talent. VSU is getting a steal.”
Blossoming as a senior, Williams averaged 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds this past season for a Henrico team that went 28-1 en route to the State Division 5 crown.
Perhaps Williams’ best game was a 37-point, 14-re- bound performance in the State quarterfinals against Chesterfield’s L.C. Bird High School.
VSU, coming off an 18-8 season, has some big holes to fill. The Trojans lose five seniors who accounted for about 40 points and 20 rebounds per game.