Around midnight of Tuesday morning, CJ Williams announced he was signing his first pro contract with “ETHA” of the Cyprus Basketball Association. This makes him the first of the 2012 senior hoops class to officially announce his post-NC State plans. Donning his NC State basketball apparel, he posted the following to his Twitter account (@C_Will21):
CJ Williams leaves NC State as an 80% FT shooter, 34% 3PT shooter, and averaging 31 minutes per game in the 2011-2012 season. He averaged over 10 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per match-up. He served as a critical component to a young NC State team under first-year head coach Mark Gottfried as they led their way to a surprising Sweet Sixteen appearance.
ETHA is a basketball club dating back to the formation of the Cyprus Basketball Federation in the late 1960′s. For the last two seasons, ETHA has won consecutive league titles.
As for the rest of the 2012 class, Alex Johnson (@SupermanJohnson) has not yet made any pro-ball announcements, but has been playing in the Pro-Am games this summer and has hired an agent. He expects to find a spot in France sometime in the near future. Kendall Smith recently completed his B.S. in Biochemistry and was recently selected to the NABC Honor Court.
Congratulations to CJ Williams and good luck showing them how the game is really played.