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May 30, 2012For Isaiah Williams it is fortunate college coaches were not allowed at EYBL Dallas. He simply did not get on the floor enough to make a good impression.
At 9:30 AM, May 12th Williams accumulated just three minutes as the Stars easily defeated Nike Team Florida, 76-62. Later that day Williams posted 20 points in fourteen game minutes. He didn't even play half the game and still led both teams in scoring.
For the first time since its inception the Georgia Stars did not qualify for the EYBL Finals in July.
Despite a moderate ammount of high end talent the Stars finished a disapointing 9-11 through three sessions.
The team will not be playing at the prime event come July.
Also known as the Peach Jam, these finals will once again host countless decision makers in the basketball recruiting game. Inclusion gives every participant that coveted stage. The ability to cut through the scourge of gate-keepers and perform the game they love directly in front of college head coaches.
It doesn't get any better for a teenage college basketball aspirant.
That the Georgia Stars are missing that event greatly affects their appeal short term.
Two weeks after Dallas EYBL Shun Williams of OnTheRadarHoops.com reported that Williams would be playing for the Atlanta Celtics for the remainder of the summer.
Did anything negative lead to the switch?
"Nope, just decided to play with the Celtics," said Williams.
His parents weighed in with a similar sentiment.
"Isaiah didn't leave the Stars for any bad reason at all," said LaKeisha Williams. "My husband and I appreciate the Georgia Stars for a great opportunity to play in the EYBL. We all just felt like the Atlanta Celtics was a better fit."
From NIKE to adidas. Perhaps the gambit will pay off for him.
He does have the attention of the Cincinnati Bearcats, Georgia Bulldogs, and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. In particular the Bearcats are staying close without offering.
"They have been talking to me a lot lately," said Williams. "Same schools. Georgia. Georgia Tech. All those schools."
Georgia hosted Williams during the winter and UC hopes to get him up for a summer visit.
"I think I am visiting Cincinnati, Ole Miss, and Murray State."