Purdue Boilermakers freshman Trevion Williams didn’t come to college basketball with a Zion Williamson-level of hype, but he’s been a big part of the Big Ten team’s season so far.
Despite a loss to the Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday evening, Purdue coach Matt Painter pointed to his freshman as a reason to be excited.
“Our silver lining is him,” Painter said via The AP. “He was the only guy I felt could get rebounds against Michigan State. In this league, you need guys like that. I’m excited about him.”
Coming off the bench in the loss, Trevion Williams scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Shooting 61 percent from the floor this season, the 6-foot-9 talent still has a way to go as far as development is concerned. In reality, his performance on Tuesday might be a bit of an outlier (at least for right now). He’s averaging under five points and under three rebounds per game.
That being said, he’s showing promise, which is huge for Purdue not only as this specific season goes on, but for the years to come.
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