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IMG Academy basketball program standout Aubrey Williams Jr. to play for the University of Toledo

Aubrey Williams Jr.
IMG Academy basketball program standout Aubrey Williams Jr. to play for the University of Toledo

IMG Academy basketball program's Aubrey Williams Jr. has committed to the University of Toledo. Williams averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds this season as a post-grad training under IMG Post-Graduate Head Coach, Loren Jackson.

“To speak on Aubrey's behalf is truly an honor,” said Jackson. “He has been one of the hardest working players that we have had this year. He completely bought in from day one on the developmental process and IMG's TOTAL ATHLETE approach to training on and off the court. He came in with Division III offers, and because of his hard work and commitment, he now has a Division I offer to the University of Toledo.”

Williams impressed many at IMG Academy' 3rd annual Beach Blast Tournament last month, including University of Toledo's assistant coach, Ryan Pedon. His overall dominant play in the post lead to an official visit to Toledo's campus this past weekend: “I really loved the coaching staff and the players,” Williams said. “When I came in, I had done my research on Toledo, and I really liked it. Everything they showed me confirmed everything I thought about the school. They have a young team that I knew I could grow and learn with in my four years there.”

The 6'6” forward turned 17 in February and graduated from St. Vincent Pallotti High School near Baltimore at age 16. He skipped the third and seventh grades, meaning he was the age of a sophomore when he averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds in his senior season. This past year at IMG has been the best year of his life, he has said, as he used the abundant resources available to him to ironout his flaws and become mentally stronger: “I can honestly say if it wasn't for IMG I couldn't see myself being in the position I'm in right now.”

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