My friend Harold and I have been going to the UMass basketball games, so we’re hardcore fans, but everybody agrees Chaz Williams is one of the most exciting players in college basketball. He’s listed at five-foot-nine, but he’s actually about five-six and he tears around the court as if the other players were standing still.
In the most recent round of the NIT, UMass was behind Drexel by 17 points and Drexel was coming up the floor and Williams just snatched the ball away from a Drexel player (‘Gimme that!’) took off, pulled up short (he almost always drives to the hoop) and drained a three. Nothing but net. UMass came back and won by four. Before that they beat Mississippi State in double overtime.
These photos are from the first-round game against Duquesne.
UMass will play in the semifinals March 27 at Madison Square Garden.