Connor Williams, remember the name.
The 213cm, 163kg varsity basketball player became an internet sensation overnight thanks to his impressive abilities on the court.
A reel featuring Williams has now gone viral online – and it proves why fans are so desperate to see him drafted into the NBA.
Granted, Williams only plays for New York’s St John Fisher College’s Third Division, but he still cuts his opponents to shreds with relative ease.
A climax reel showing him dominating the pitch has now surfaced on social media and the talented teenager is just as good on defense as he is on offense – I mean, check out the flawless technique of his pullover.
But it looks like one clip in particular caught everyone’s attention.
Facing the University of Buffalo, division on one side, Williams’s St John Fisher College was put to the test, but an element of individual brilliance catapulted the fan favorite to superstar rank.
I won’t be interacting with Barstool’s tweets from yesterday, but:
Connor Williams is one of the most gifted basketball players I have ever seen. Great kid too. He only deserves love and respect. It’s good to see that this is mostly what he was.
In the video, Williams was accidentally tripped by a rival player as he stepped onto the pitch.
The No.50 slowly stood up but appeared injured as he limped away towards the three-point line.
But before he even had a chance to pull himself together, Williams passed the ball over the arc.
Instead of just handing it over to a teammate and acting as a blocker, Williams channeled his inside Magic Johnson and produced an absolute dime that put the ball on a silver platter for his teammate to score.
I just looked up and this guy (Connor Williams, Division III St. John Fisher) is 3-for-5 to three this year. He can shoot … he can pass … he is the whole package https://t.co/tMGHaJA4HJ
– Rodger Sherman (@rodger) December 11, 2021
Since then, a number of clips showing his natural basketball abilities have surfaced on social media, with Williams well and truly winning the hearts of sports fans around the world.
It is understood that he is averaging 3.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in his freshman year at the college level.