Basketball

Temple transfer Jeremiah Williams officially a Cyclone

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics Communications:

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger has announced the addition of Temple transfer Jeremiah Williams. Williams is a 6-5 guard out of Chicago, Ill. who played for the Owls the last two seasons. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Williams saw action in 22 games for the Owls during the 2021-22 season, including 21 starts. He ranked third on the team with 9.5 points per game, while leading Temple with 4.3 assists per game.

“Jeremiah is a dynamic playmaking guard,” Otzelberger said. “His gift for passing is contagious and he also possesses a tremendous basketball IQ. Defensively, Jeremiah has the length and instincts to be highly disruptive.”ADVERTISING

Williams scored in double figures 12 times in 22 games, including a career-high 22 points against Elon on Nov. 21. Temple was 9-3 when Williams reached double digits. He tied a career-high with nine assists against Delaware State on Dec. 22. Williams flirted with a triple-double in the win over Elon, finishing with eight rebounds and eight assists to go with his 22 points.

During his freshman season, he was third on the team with 9.3 points per game, while leading Temple with 4.1 assists per game, a total that also ranked fifth in the American Athletic Conference. He scored in double figures in eight games, including five of his last seven.

Williams started 37 of the 38 games he played for Temple, while averaging 9.4 points per game over two seasons. He added 4.2 assists per game over the two seasons, ranking third among AAC players during that span.

At Simeon High School, Williams earned second team all-city honors as a senior, averaging 16.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. During his junior year at St. Laurence High School, Williams averaged 18.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game. Coming out of high school, he was a three-star recruit by 247Sports and the ninth-best player from Illinois in the Class of 2020.

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