PSA pg 9 5-16-19

PUTNAM —The Putnam Science Academy Prep boys’ basketball team will have a brand new look next year. Only three prep players are back from last year’s team.
The first fresh face added is a 6-foot, 5-inch guard from Sarasota, Fla., Johnnie Williams. The 180-pound guard from Booker High School will look to bring toughness to the Putnam Science Academy Prep program from day one, something Head Coach Tom Espinosa looks for in his players.
“Johnnie is a tough, hard-nosed kid who plays with a chip on his shoulder” said Espinosa. “Those are the type of kids we want to coach and honestly the type of kids we look to win with here at PSA.”
 Williams turned heads during his senior year at Booker High as a captain scoring 11.3 points per game and attacking the glass relentlessly with 6.7 rebounds per game. Williams also made an impact on the defensive end adding 3.5 blocks per game in 25 games. “We see (Johnnie) Williams stepping into Chuck’s (Charles Pride) role this upcoming season” said Espinosa. “We’re very excited to add a player like Johnnie, he’s a perfect example of the type of kid we want here in Putnam.”
Williams holds offers from Division 1 schools: Florida Gulf Coast, Arkansas State and Southeastern Louisiana but almost certainly will receive more offers upon his arrival and play at Putnam Science Academy.
Josh Sanchas
Sports Information Director
Putnam Science Academy


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