Williams brings winning spirit, skills to Adams State

November 26, 2014

Travante Williams BasketballAdams State University guard Travante Williams of Anchorage needed just three games to get his name into the record book.

The junior transfer had 7 steals – tying for third most in school history – to go along with a season-high 20 points in a 111-68 win over New Mexico College in Colorado.

It was the fourth most points in Adams State history.

But don’t expect the success to go to his head.

“It feels good,” he told me. “But I know we still have a long way to go, so I’m just staying humble, trying to remain focused.”

Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe fame, provides instant offense as the first player off the bench. He is averaging 18 points on .583 shooting [21-of-36].

His 12-4 assist-to-turnover ratio is off the charts.

“My role so far has been to spark the team defensively, make high-energy plays and help my teammates get involved,” Williams.

Check, check and check.

Williams transferred from San Francisco City College, where the 6-foot-4 guard helped the team win 37 games and reach the elite eight at the JC national tournament.

He brings those same winning principles to Adams State.

“This season I hope to be as successful as possible and win a national championship,” he said.