T-Will Keeping His Word

Terrence Williams is not going anywhere. He wants to return for his senior season of basketball, finish and graduate from the University of Louisville. Forgive the doubters, T-Will; they’ve been jilted by promising basketball players so many times that they are only surprised when one of them forgoes a pro career.twill.jpg

T-Will, remember, kissed the Freedom Hall floor after his introduction in a high school all-star game three years ago, the guy who told fans during the season he was coming back. He is to Louisville basketball what Brian Brohm was to U of L football: a guy who treasures his time at the university while not being blinded by short-term gain. His departure would have been a back breaker, a dagger through the hearts of U of L fans and their aspirations for the next season’s team.

Nobody would have blamed T-Will if he had attended the NBA scouting camps. Maybe a little jittery, perhaps, but most fans would have been sympathetic. The camps expose players to what scouts are expecting, identifying areas in which they need to improve. Some campers get there, however, and get the fever, never to be seen again in college or pro basketball.

T-Will did not give into temptation, however. “I love my teammates, I love the college life, I love the University of Louisville,” he said. “I respect my coach, and I trust him with everything I’ve got. He’s been there, he’s telling me something, and I’m going to listen to him.”

Williams and Andre McGee will be the co-captains next year. They bring instant credibility to those positions.

Truly refreshing.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “T-Will Keeping His Word

  • April 11, 2008 at 6:16 am
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    Yes, it’s great T Will is returning.

    Don’t know if I’d make a direct comparison with Brian–T will said no after apparently being told by every NBA guy that he needed another yr.

    Not quite the same with Bri…

    But, I love T-Will!

  • April 11, 2008 at 10:42 am
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    It is my understanding that T-Will could have signed with an agent.

  • April 11, 2008 at 3:27 pm
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    It’s very rare that a player has the guts to admit that he/she needs more preperation. With million dollar contracts flying around like confetti it’s refreshing to witness common sense.

    Here’s to a FANtastic season next year.

    Thanks T-Will.

    Gooooo! CARDS!!!

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