Marquis Williams signs with Senators

Published 5:42 pm Friday, July 8, 2011

Marquis Williams

Former Bainbridge High School Bearcats three-sport star Marqus Williams has signed a basketball scholarship with the Auburn University at Montgomery Senators.

Last season, Williams was among the national junior college leaders in assists, with an average of 6.36 a game as the starting point guard for the Chattahoochee Valley Junior College Pirates of Phenix City, Ala.

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Playing in 25 games in the 2010-2011 season, Williams averaged 8.84 points, 2.06 rebounds and 1.04 steals. He scored 23 points in a game against Middle Georgia College, had 13 assists in a game against Faulkner State and hit five three-pointers against L.B. Wallace.

As a high school senior during the 2008-2009 school year, Williams was a first team All-State cornerback on the Bearcats football team and a second team All-State point guard on the Bearcats basketball team.

He also ran the 100-yard and 200-yard dashes and was on the Bearcats track team’s 4-by-100-yard and 4-by-400-yard relay teams.

Williams played his freshman season with the Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawks in Brewton, Ala.

Williams, who earned his associate’s degree from Chattahoochee Valley, says he plans to major in health and physical education at Auburn Montgomery and go into coaching.

He said he signed with the Senators because they told him he could start, play his final two seasons, and serve a third season as a graduate assistant coach.