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Williams Selected To East Coast All-Stars
Team will represent U.S. in Four Nations Cup July 25-27
July 18, 2013Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. – Junior men’s basketball player Jabrille Williams will represent Binghamton University on the East Coast All-Stars later this month. Williams and the All-Stars will compete in the 2013 Four Nations Cup in Tallin, Estonia, July 25-27. In addition to the East Coast All-Stars, who will represent the United States, top FIBA (International Basketball Federation) national teams from Belarus, Estonia and Slovak Republic will participate in the event.
Williams, who recently completed his sophomore season with the Bearcats, appeared in 25 games playing just under 10 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-six forward will depart for a two-day training camp at Fordham University July 20-21. Following the training camp, the team will head across the Atlantic Ocean and arrive in Estonia on July 22.
The Republic of Estonia is a country in northern Europe bordered by Latvia and Russia, as well as the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. Tallin, the capital of Estonia, is about 12 hours from Moscow. The team will have an opportunity to explore the city prior to their exhibition game against an Estonian Club team on the July 23.
Williams will join 10 other players on the roster which will be guided by Guy Rancourt, the head coach at Division III Lycoming College (Pa.), who is in his seventh season with the East Coast All-Stars. The other student-athletes are, Russ Smith (Louisville), Eron Harris (West Virginia), Mik Gbinije (Syracuse), Jarrod Uthoff (Iowa), Phillip Nolan (Connecticut), Kadeem Batts (Providence), Tat Unruh (Northern Colorado), Rakeem Christmas (Syracuse), Tom Knight (Notre Dame), Mike Rudy (Lycoming) and Justin Miller (Lycoming).
Williams is the first Binghamton basketball player to be named to the East Coast All-Stars since its inception in 2006.
Since 2006 Rancourt has coached the East Coast All-Stars on a tour of Europe playing against several national and professional teams. During the tour, Rancourt has coached players from Louisville, West Viriginia, Duke, Kentucky, Notre Dame, St. John’s, Syracuse, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Arkansas, Purdue, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Texas A&M, Michigan, Maryland and Rutgers.
The East Coast All-Stars program gives student-athletes an opportunity to travel abroad and learn about foreign cultures and history while competing at Europe’s highest levels. This marks the third consecutive year the East Coast All-Stars have accepted an offer to compete in the Four Nations Cup. The team has also competed in Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, France and Switzerland.
To follow the progress of Williams and the team throughout the event go to www.GuyRancourt.com or follow the team on Twitter (@East_Coast_BBC).