Williams playing like cash money for team in country of Georgia

February 8, 2017

Travante Williams basketball

Travante Williams

When you get paid to move clear across the world to play professional basketball in a foreign country, as a rookie no less, you’d better deliver on the court.

Since arriving in the country of Georgia, Anchorage’s Travante Williams has been money.

Just call him cash on delivery.

Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe fame, has been an instant hit with his new team Tskaltubo of the country’s A League. He collected a double-double in his debut and is leading the team with a 27.3 scoring average in his first three games.

The only thing the 6-foot-4 guard hasn’t delivered is a win.

His team has started 0-3, losing all three games by a combined seven points.

Williams pumped in 26 points in 36 minutes as Tskaltubo lost 87-85 to Delta. He sank 9-of-20 field goals, made three 3s, grabbed seven rebounds and made three steals.

On the season, he is averaging 27.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 steals with strong shooting numbers: .500/.429/.826.

Williams was a first-team all-GNAC player at the University of Alaska Fairbanks last season.