Williams logs season-high 24 minutes, 8 rebounds for UConn

February 11, 2018

Kwintin Williams basketball

Kwintin Williams

Connecticut Huskies transfer Kwintin Williams of Anchorage barely plays for his new team, and when he does, it’s for only few minutes at the end of a game.

Once in a while, though, he will be asked to step in and replace a teammate in foul trouble. It’s happened twice and both times the 6-foot-7 forward delivered hustle and muscle that should earn him more minutes down the road.

Williams played a season-high 24 minutes, attempted his first 3-pointer and grabbed a season-best eight rebounds in a 95-74 loss to No. 22 Wichita State in Wichita, Kansas.

It was UConn’s fifth game against a nationally ranked team.

Williams made 2-of-3 field goals and finished with four points. He led the Huskies in rebounding for the first time.

He has played in only 13 of the team’s 25 games and logged double-figure minutes just twice, but both times – first against Auburn, then against Wichita State – the sophomore played with passion on both ends of the floor.

It shows the winning character of Williams, who hadn’t gotten off the bench in the previous three games. He’s a gamer, always ready to roll when his number is called.

Williams came to UConn with a reputation for being a dunk machine, but he’s more than just flash.

He’s rough and tough and willing to do all the little things that add up to more playing time.