Jeremiah Williams blossomed as a star at St. Laurence last season and was expected to propel the Vikings into the preseason top 25 this November.
Instead, the 6-3 guard will help keep a perennial power in the top 10.
Williams has left St. Laurence and has officially enrolled at Simeon, where he will team up with a pair of young stars in junior Ahamad Bynum and sophomore Jaylen Drane to form one of the top perimeter attacks in the state.
Williams says he began looking at other school options for his senior year after moving in with his father, who lives in the city.
”It’s basically just that I’m living with my dad now, and I looked at several schools,” Williams said.
Now that he has found a new home, Williams says he is excited about playing at Simeon.
”Just knowing all the great players that have played at Simeon and seeing all that coach [Robert Smith] has done, it’s pretty exciting,” Williams said.
Last season Williams filled the stat sheet and put up big numbers in helping St. Laurence to a 27-6 record and a Class 3A regional championship. The versatile guard averaged 18.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, three steals and 2.5 blocks a game. He’s ranked among the City/Suburban Hoops Report’s top 10 senior prospects in Illinois and is a bonafide mid-major college prospect.
Williams sports offers from Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, Valparaiso, UW-Milwaukee, South Dakota, Akron, Northern Illinois and Detroit. He has set up visits to Valpo and Northern Iowa.