Junior Williams - British Point Guard Legend - Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 10 - Hoopsfix.com

Junior Williams – British Point Guard Legend – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 10

For Episode 10 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we got to sit down with British point guard legend Junior Williams, who hung up his sneakers and retired from playing last week.

Williams is a former England Senior international, known for being one of the greatest point guards this country has produced. A successful junior career, first suiting up for Westminster Warriors before spending the majority of his junior playing days Brixton Topcats, quickly saw him cement his status, ending up with him having stints with Crystal Palace and London Towers in the BBL.

After that, it was a trip overseas on scholarship to OCU where he won three conference championships in four years before turning pro – with his first team being up in Scotland with the Rocks, as he carved himself out a successful career between the BBL and the NBL – including returning home to his Westminster Warriors to guide them back to Division 1.

Hear from Junior on his incredible story including:

  • How he feels about retiring from the game and how he feels looking back on his career
  • Which English legend inspired him the most to first start playing
  • Which sports he left behind to pursue basketball
  • How he compares junior basketball from when he was growing up to today
  • Where he feels kids coming through these days are getting it wrong
  • What happened when he took on Allen Iverson in 1997 at Brixton Rec
  • Why he chose to go back to Westminster & help them progress from D4 to D1 in 4 years
  • How he feels about the slow disappearance of the pass first point guard
  • The highlight of his basketball career
  • Why he doesn’t think his game is flashy
  • His involvement with Midnight Madness over the years, from playing to now coaching & being involved operationally
  • How he felt being left off the 2006 Commonwealth Games squad
  • The one thing Jr would change about British basketball if he could change anything
  • The best player he’s ever coached
  • The top young prospects he likes coming through at the moment
  • What he wants his legacy to be
  • What he’s doing now and his plans for the future
  • And much much more!

As always, I’d love to get your feedback, come back after you’ve listened and lets get some discussion going in the comments.

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