If you are an elite-level basketball player and have any ties to the state of Washington, you may find yourself on a roster for The Crawsover summer league. That includes Washington State’s Noah Williams who more than held his own over the weekend.
For those of you who don’t follow summer league basketball. The Crawsover — hosted by Jamal Crawford — is one of the best circuits around. It attracts plenty of NBA talent with many games featuring multiple NBA players. Other pros fill out the roster along with players currently on college rosters.
On Saturday, Williams took the floor and played a starring role along with former Coug Malachi Flynn.
@noahwilliams44 put on a show today @thecrawsover you can tell he been in the gym!— COACH KING (@b1gdavek1ng) August 1, 2021
@malachiflynn leads Washington’s finest with 34 pts, 7 assists and 5 Rebs, @noahwilliams44 with 29 pts, 6 Rebs, @johnhart_4 with 13 pts, 5 Rebs at #TheCrawsOver— TheCrawsOver (@thecrawsover) August 1, 2021
Summer league games typically have an all-star game level of defense, but 29 points and 6 rebounds is still a very impressive stat line. Williams also showed off his range, thanks to Theo Lawson.
Former Coug Malachi Flynn finds current Coug Noah Williams for a 3-pointer yesterday at @thecrawsover in Seattle. Could’ve been quite the tandem at #WSU. pic.twitter.com/CRovAmZjQx— Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR) August 1, 2021
If Williams takes a similar leap from his sophomore to junior season as he did from freshman to sophomore, it could be a very good year for the Cougs.
Monday could be an important day for just how good of year it is, as Kim Aiken Jr. will reportedly announce his commitment. If you missed it last week, Aiken Jr. opened up his recruitment, but WSU remains an option.
Because we’re now in the breaking news business:— Locked On Wildcats (@LOWildcats) August 1, 2021
Eastern Washington transfer and Big Sky Defensive POY Kim Aiken Jr. just told me he has a final 4 of Arizona, DePaul, Miami and Washington State. He will be committing Monday. I post this for a reason.
That post, from an Arizona podcast, would seemingly indicate Aiken Jr. is headed to Arizona. If you remember, Aiken Jr. was committed to the Wildcats before Sean Miller was fired. He then opened up his commitment and committed to WSU. Now, he might be headed back to Arizona.
This is definitely a unique situation where the Cougs — ala a soccer loan — essentially borrowed Aiken Jr. from the Wildcats for summer practices before returning him. That is assuming that Arizona podcast is correct. We shall soon see!
UPDATE: He picked Arizona. :-(
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