April 20, 2011
COLUMBIA, S.C. -
South Carolina men's basketball coach Darrin Horn announced today the signing of Brenton Williams (G - 5-11 - Kissimmee, Fla./Santa Fe College (Gainesville, Fla.) to a National Letter of Intent to attend South Carolina and join the men's basketball squad beginning with the 2011-12 season. Williams will have three years of eligibility remaining for his career.
Brenton Williams (G - 5-11 - Kissimmee, Fla./Santa Fe College (Gainesville, Fla.)
Averaged 11.8 points and 1.9 assists in 22 minutes per game at Sante Fe College ... Shot 47% from the field and 39% from 3-point range for the Saints ... Three-year varsity starter at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fla. ... Named Orange Belt All-Conference as a sophomore, averaging 14.3 points, 3.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per contest ... Averaged 16.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a junior ... Earned Orange Belt All-Conference accolades, was named the Osceola County Player of the Year and was named to the District 10 Class 6A All-Region Team (Orange and Osceola counties) during junior campaign ... Earned Osceola County Player of the Year, Orange Belt All-Conference and All-Central Florida First Team (Orlando Sentinel/area coaches) as a senior when he averaged 25.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals, while shooting 55% from the field ... Played in the Boys North-South All-Star Basketball Classic and the Association of Basketball Coaches All-Start Game as a senior ... Voted to the Class 5A All-State Second Team by Floridahoops.com ... Was honored as the Osceola County boys basketball athlete of the year.
Horn on Williams:
"Brenton is an athletic guard who has a great ability to make shots. He will fit in well with how we want to play."
Santa Fe Head Coach Chris Mowry on Williams:
"Brenton is an explosive athlete, with the ability to play both guard positions. He is very coachable, with a hunger to be the best he can be. Brenton can score by getting to the rim, or from deep 3-point range. We look forward to watching him play for South Carolina during the next three years."