When the Washington Huskies open the season against Seattle University on November 10, don’t be surprised to see Washington’s guards leading the charge.
But this one is different. He is only a freshman.
In just two weeks of practice, heralded freshman Nigel Williams-Goss has made quite an impression on the 2013 Huskies.
“He is just uncanny in his ability to run a team,” Romar said, speaking about Williams-Goss. “He has one agenda; to be the best. And to help his team be the best.”
“When he is out there playing, it is refreshing to see that. I think what he has done is developed a belief amongst his teammates that they know that he will go out there and put forth his best effort,” Romar added.
During his high school years, Williams-Goss attended Findlay Prep in Nevada, guiding the Pilots to a 35-1 record his senior year. During his four years at Findlay Prep, the Pilots had a 124-8 record, including national championships during his freshman and junior years.
“There is a reason he was apart of two championship teams (in high school) and played big parts in those. He has played with some great coaches, some great players, but he has also done his part and you can see why. Not flashy, not flashy, don’t look for flash. Look for efficiency and production,” Romar said.
And one of his best aspects is his ability to work hard.
“He makes working hard cool,” said a smiling Romar. “Some don’t want to get after it because they are too cool. Cool to him is busting his tail and doing the right thing.”
Williams-Goss and the Huskies have an exhibition against Central Washington on Wednesday. The Huskies host Seattle University in the regular season opener on November 10.