Cougars Sign Williams to Join the Team in
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (4-17-2012) - The Mount
Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball
team has added an important recruit for the
2012-2013 season as Troy Williams has signed
a letter of intent to continue his education
at MVNU and play for the Cougars.
Williams, a 6-foot-6 forward from New
Bremen, Ohio, averaged 9.5 points and 6.6
rebounds as a senior at New Bremen High
School. He was an All-Conference First Team
selection in both basketball and as a tight
end in football, and he was a two-time
All-District 8 Special Mention honoree. He
blocked 23 shots as a senior and shot 54
percent from the field.
"Troy is an outstanding competitor and a
tough kid," said MVNU coach Matt Moore, who
is wrapping up his third season with the
Cougars. "He has excelled at both basketball
and football and has a toughness that we
need in our program. I look for him to make
a big contribution to our culture because he
is a leader and an outstanding teammate."
In addition to playing basketball and
football, Williams is the Student Council
president at New Bremen High School as well
as being in National Honor Society, Spanish
Club, and Art Club. He is a three-time
All-Conference Academic honoree and received
the junior scholars award. He was also an
OCTM math contestant.
"When it came
right down to it, I knew MVNU was the right
place for me," said Williams of his college
choice as he will also be reunited with his
older brother, Caleb, who will be a junior
on the team next season. "It's a great
campus and a system that I think I can excel
in. I have gotten a chance to know Coach
Moore and the players, and I'm excited to
get to be a part of MVNU basketball."
MVNU finished with a 9-21 overall record
and a 3-15 mark in its first season in the
highly-competitive Mid-Central College
Conference that featured four teams ranked
in the final NAIA Division II Top 25 poll.
Over the past 16 seasons, the Cougars have
topped the 20-win mark 12 times and have
advanced to the NAIA Division II National
Tournament eight times.