The Ottawa University athletic programs added to rosters recently with signees for the upcoming season.
Talek Williams, Allentown, Pennsylvania, has joined the Braves squad. He is a transfer from Lackawanna College.
Williams attended Central Connecticut State University his freshman season.
At Lackawanna College, Williams appeared in 30 games and averaged 21.5 points per game.
He was named EPAC DII player of the year and was a first team All-Region XIX selection.
Williams shot 48.8 percent from the floor, 35.4 percent from behind the 3-pt line, and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. He averaged 7.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
Williams was named All-NJCAA Division II Second Team All-American. He was named NJCAA Division II Player of the Week for his 51-point game against ASA Brooklyn on Jan. 10.
Williams played in the 2019 NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game in Las Vegas, Nevada.
During his freshman season at Central Connecticut State University, Williams appeared in 11 games and made two starts.
He averaged 2.5 points and 0.8 rebounds per game. Williams played 13 minutes in his collegiate debut against Boston College, scoring two points with three assists.
At William Allen High School, Williams scored 1,460 points, which is second all-time at WAHS. As a senior, he averaged 17.8 points and six rebounds per game.
Wiliams led the WAHS to an East Penn Conference championship as a senior and was named to the Pennsylvania Class 6A All-State third team.
He earned EPC first team all-star honors as a junior, averaging 19.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
Williams earned Morning Call All-Area honors, scoring 27 points in the EPC championship game.
He won the dunk competition at the first Allen Iverson Roundball Classic and was named the dunk champion at the Big Strick Classic.
Williams helped his club team to tournament victories at the Under Armor Association and Big Strick Classic.
“We are thrilled to add Talek to our roster,” Aaron Siebenthall, men’s basketball coach, said. “He is a big time player. We expect him to have a tremendous impact on our program. He is an extremely athletic and talented guard. He can score from all three levels and can really get out in the passing lanes on defensive. Most importantly, Talek is a team-first guy who wants to win. The next couple of years should be fun.”
Williams plans to major in sports studies.
Ottawa signed two players in the past couple of weeks. Ifeanyi Ezugwu, Nigeria, is a transfer from Tarrant County College and attended Juan Sugiun High School. H. Ahmir Vick, Atchison, attended Atchison High School.
Ezugwa is undecided on a major.
Vick lettered in soccer, track, basketball, and tennis at Atchison High School. He was twice named team captain, earned second team all-league honors, and was a two-time regional qualifier in track.
Vick plans to major in music. He also will be involved with the OU music program and is an Ellis Foundation Scholar.