Archbishop Carroll guard Ian Williams

18 points in eight minutes.  Let that settle in for a second.  That's what Archbishop Carroll sophomore Ian Williams did in the first quarter at Exeter on Friday night.  "I was just feeling it. My teammates trusted me," said Williams.  The 5'10 point guard finished with 28 points as the Patriots took down the Eagles 91-58 in the COBL Winter Showcase.  Williams worked on his jumper this offseason and it showed.  He knocked down three-pointers while still showing the ability to get to the basket.  Archbishop Carroll led 53-25 at halftime.  Williams had 22 points at the break.  He has offers from Rider, Albany, and Towson.  Head coach Francis Bowe has a very young and talented squad.  In fact, there are no juniors or seniors on the roster.  The top six players already have Division I offers.  Villanova offered 6'7 freshman Munir Greig who threw down an alley-oop from Williams in the second half.  Greig chipped in with ten points.  Sophomore guard Nasir Ralls and 5'10 freshman Darrell Davis had 18 points apiece.  Davis holds an offer from Providence.  6'6 sophomore Luca Foster added 13 points including eight in the fourth quarter.  He has offers from Penn State, Temple, and St. Joseph's.  The Patriots are off to a (5-0) start.  "It's the most fun I've had playing basketball since seventh grade. I love playing with these guys. They're my brothers," Williams told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  Williams mentioned that it's extremely important for Archbishop Carroll to make it back to the state playoffs.  The Patriots didn't qualify for the PIAA tournament last season.  "It would put the city on notice and our surrounding area...That's what I came here to do, bring the [culture] back," replied Williams. 


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