The 2013-14 season will be a defining moment in Amir Williams’ career.
He came to campus as a McDonald’s All-American with NBA aspirations, but has fallen quite short of those expectations thus far. Following in the big-man footsteps of Greg Oden or Jared Sullinger isn’t going to happen anymore, but Williams can resurrect his collegiate legacy by anchoring Ohio State down low as an upperclassman.
Let’s call eight points and eight rebounds the Amir Williams double-double this season. Whenever Williams posts a stat line like this, the Buckeyes will have a great chance at winning.
Matta basically knows what he is going to get from Aaron Craft, LaQuinton Ross, Sam Thompson and even Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Shannon Scott, but Williams is the biggest question mark. If he delivers, Ohio State will deliver.
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