Although the UConn men’s basketball team has already completed summer workouts, the Huskies have added a new player for this season in forward Kwintin Williams, according to Scout’s Evan Daniels. As a junior college transfer, Williams will be eligible to play immediately.
Despite being listed as a power forward, Williams is just 6-foot-7, 215 pounds. However, his lack of size is made up by freakish athleticism and a 43-inch vertical leap which allows him to perform jaw-dropping dunks. His Instagram account is pure fire.
A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Williams went to Pima Community College after a postgrad year, where he averaged 18 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. He also shot 55.2 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from three, so it’s possible he could be more of a wing for the Huskies.
He sat out this past season in order to focus on school. Williams, who was originally set to attend Oregon out of high school, held offers from TCU, UNLV and Washington State before UConn offered him on July 5.
Recently, Kevin Ollie told the New Haven Register’s David Borges they were keeping a pair of scholarships open “just in case Andre Drummond falls out of the sky.” While Williams is no Drummond, his athleticism makes him an intriguing addition to the team.