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Old 02-03-2014, 02:11 PM
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Christian will be visiting Iowa this Saturday for their game against Michigan!
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:06 AM
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His visit to Iowa got pushed back due to weather. However, Head Coach Fran McCaffery was at his game last night vs Mt. Zion! Here are some highlights of the game.
http://ow.ly/tuJ3F
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:45 PM
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Christian Williams is headed to Iowa tonight for a visit Saturday
http://iowa.scout.com/a.z?s=8&p=2&c=...2f1378534.html
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:18 PM
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Short highlight clip of Christian vs All Ohio Red this spring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bavjZYEuZQA
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:56 AM
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Christian Williams is getting more D1 interest, but he is still high on Bradley's radar. He will make an unofficial visit today (Monday, 6/30), along with several other members of his Peoria Irish AAU team.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:57 PM
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Bradley is recruiting Christian Williams - a 6'4" guard at Decatur St. Theresa HS-
http://www.ny2lasports.com/player_de...?playerid=4447
BU recruit Christian Williams has left Decatur St. Theresa HS and will play his senior season at Springfield Lanphier HS.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:19 AM
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story on Christian Williams who is now listed as 6-6 & mention of Bradley offer

http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140903...14/2001/SPORTS
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:04 PM
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a couple sources have discussed some serious issue going on with Christian Williams...
he was going to leave Decatur St. Teresa's and go to Springfield Lanphier this year - and it all seemed a done deal --
then suddenly there was talk of him transferring back to St. Teresa but his mother was quoted as saying she didn't want him to transfer and wouldn't sign off on any transfer...
But now new reports say that Christian is now 18 years old and can legally make the decision himself, but that either way, without certain people signing off on the transfer, that he may not be eligible this season.
But if he goes back to St. Teresa, he might not be eligible there since he had already enrolled at Lanphier, because that also would be seen as a transfer.
There's even some comments on one message board about some Facebook postings that hint as a dispute between certain parents in the district...
Hmmmm....Either way - the whole situation is turning into a sticky one...
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:01 PM
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a couple sources have discussed some serious issue going on with Christian Williams...
he was going to leave Decatur St. Teresa's and go to Springfield Lanphier this year - and it all seemed a done deal --
then suddenly there was talk of him transferring back to St. Teresa but his mother was quoted as saying she didn't want him to transfer and wouldn't sign off on any transfer...
But now new reports say that Christian is now 18 years old and can legally make the decision himself, but that either way, without certain people signing off on the transfer, that he may not be eligible this season.
But if he goes back to St. Teresa, he might not be eligible there since he had already enrolled at Lanphier, because that also would be seen as a transfer.
There's even some comments on one message board about some Facebook postings that hint as a dispute between certain parents in the district...
Hmmmm....Either way - the whole situation is turning into a sticky one...

Sad case- BU recruit Christian Williams had left private school at Decatur St. Theresa, and transferred to Springfield Lanphier. My guess is that someone counseled him and told him he would get better D1 looks by playing at a higher level with better players.
But unfortunately, there were questions whether he would be allowed to play at Springfield Lanphier because of the IHSA rules on transfers when the IHSA believes the transfer is for sports reasons. So he transferred back to Decatur St. Theresa. But the IHSA will count that as another transfer. Looks like he'll remain ineligible for his entire senior season.

http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140915/NEWS/140919696
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:45 AM
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With so many juniors on our roster, he would seem to be the perfect kid to convince to pay his freshman year himself as a preferred walk on and then give him a scholarship the following year. Wichita state has had a few guys do that recently and it worked out well for them.
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Old 09-16-2014, 03:54 AM
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... pay his freshman year himself as a preferred walk on and then give him a scholarship the following year. Wichita state has had a few guys do that recently and it worked out well for them.
If a kid is good enough to land 6 or 8 decent D-I offers, I'd be shocked if he comes out of high school and pays his own way somewhere. I suppose it has happened somewhere but mostly with kids who have limited offers and that's one of their few options.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:15 PM
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I suppose I was thinking specifically of Malcolm armstead. He was transferring from Oregon, not coming out of high school so not an exact parable. but if williams doesn't play at all this year his stock might take a hit, which would open up the possibility that his other options might dry up.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:59 PM
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could be - I'd take a kid whose stock fell when he wasn't able to or didn't play - that's kinda how we landed Dyricus & to a lesser degree Mike Shaw
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:48 PM
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Former Bradley recruit Christian Williams, who had been prevented from playing at Decatur St. Teresa because of a brief transfer to Springfield Lanphier and back, was finally cleared to play at Decatur St. Teresa-
https://twitter.com/prepbullseye/sta...09737812844545
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:22 PM
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Christian Williams had 19 points and 11 rebounds tonight in his senior debut for St. Teresa HS.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:11 AM
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I noticed the words 'former recruit'. Have we stopped actively recruiting him? From reading the boards, the emphasis seems to be junior college to get more immediate help. Although it usually takes JC players at least 1/2 season to get used to MVC basketball.
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:30 AM
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in an article from within the past week, Williams still references the offer from Bradley among his options...
http://herald-review.com/high-school...493cf98f3.html

but as happens every spring - instead of just being one of the Class of 2015 - he will now be among the best unsigned seniors and there will be a feeding frenzy this spring so our chances are uncertain
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:56 PM
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One Chicago recruiting guy lists Illinois State, Loyola, and St. Louis. ISU and Loyola were at his game last night, and St. Louis is in to visit him today per his AAU coach Gavin Sullivan.
There is no mention of Bradley...
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:39 PM
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Now Florida Gulf Coast is coming on strong in recruiting former BU recruit Christian Williams. It has to be hard not to be influenced by the beaches, sunshine, and great basketball played at FGCU!
https://twitter.com/Illinois_Irish/s...54701320773633
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:24 PM
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I have heard that former BU recruit Christian Williams has committed to Iowa.
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