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Former Owen Co. star, Kentucky Mr. Basketball Carson Williams to finish college career at WKU

By Keith Taylor
Kentucky Today

Former Kentucky Mr. Basketball Carson Williams will finish out his collegiate career at Western Kentucky University.

Carson Williams

The former Owen County High School standout played the past two seasons at Northern Kentucky University and averaged 12 points and 5.6 rebounds per game last season. Williams was named the Horizon League’s All-Freshman team during his first season with the Norse and was named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball after averaging 26.3 points and 10.7 rebounds as a senior at Owen County High School. He scored 2.967 points and 1,671 rebounds during his prep career, the fifth-highest in state history.

During his two seasons at Northern Kentucky, Williams started 61 games and scored 10.8 points and 5.9 boards per game as a freshman.

“It’s obvious that Carson has to sit out a year, but after watching his game films and finding more out about him, he’s absolutely too good of a player and too good of a person to not have as part of our program,” Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury said. “He comes from a great family and is a great student, and this is the highest compliment I can give him – he reminds you of Justin Johnson.”

The 6-foot-5 forward will sit out next season and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

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