TJ Williams, Former Ashley Star Finds Change is Inevitable


After his freshman season, Williams decided UTC was no longer the right fit and decided to look elsewhere. He landed at the University of North Georgia, and the former Ashley hoops star finally feels right at home.

"It was definitely a personal decision," Williams said. "I wanted to play more and I developed a great relationship with the coaches here. I'm thankful for my experience at Chattanooga, but this is just where I'm supposed to be."

A big reason Williams chose North Georgia was the respect he had for head coach Chris Faulkner.

"He's kind of a legend around here," Williams said of the 12th-year coach and North Georgia alumnus. "He's down to earth but he expects a lot out of you. He knows the game from every level on the court."

Williams now finds himself starting and significantly contributing to North Georgia's 5-1 start to the season. Williams has started five of six games. He averages 23.8 minutes, 8.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. He also leads the Nighthawks with 10 blocks on the season.

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