Busting Brackets

Jerome Williams to Coach Findlay Prep


This news may be only tangibly related to college basketball in the sense that the school produces a lot of NBA talent, but it is certainly close to my heart. According to Adam Zagoria of Zags Blog, Jerome Williams, aka Junkyard Dog, has been named the new Findlay Prep head coach.

A fan favorite in his time with the Raptors, Williams has always been known as a player who worked hard on the court and loved to connect with people off of it. Working with high school kids is a natural move for a guy who wants to lend a helping hand.

The school has been a very good basketball machine in the past years and there will be pressure on Williams to keep up the same type of quality. Their old coach, Todd Simon has moved on to the NCAA and will be coaching at UNLV this season. In the past, Findlay has produced first picks in Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson and Corey Joseph. Coincidentally, all three of them are Canadians. Findlay has become an attractive prep schools for Canadians the same way Gonzaga, Texas and Syracuse seem to draw a lot of Canadian commits in the NCAA.

This year’s team will feature Rashad Vaugh who is ranked seventh in the nation and should be the main focus of the offense. The roster also currently has two Canadian imports, Dillon Brooks and Jalen Poyser.