Former Alabama Crimson Tide basketball star and LA Clippers guard Mo Williams visited Alabama and spoke to local reporters about the state of Alabama and the Alabama basketball program. In this video report viewable below (note: the video is not showing who shot it as it should do–the video was produced by WIAT-42 Birmingham), Williams talks about how he likes to give back to the community and still loves getting to Tuscaloosa for a football and basketball game during the season. “Roll Tide” was his declaration of support for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Williams talked about the damage to Tuscaloosa and Birmingham from April’s tornado outbreak, and his desire to help the community.
On the state of Alabama basketball the former Crimson Tide player believes the program is strong. Williams said the program “is in good hands” under the leadership of Coach Anthony Grant. “I could not be more proud, happy or satisfied with the job Coach Grant is doing,” Williams said. He also predicted bigger things to come for the program.
According to NBA.com here is some background on Williams’ college days at Alabama: “Earned Third Team All-Southeastern Conference honors from the Associated Press in his two seasons at Alabama…named the Sporting News National Freshman of the Year in 2001-02…Started all 64 games he played in during his two-year career…averaged 13.1 points and 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals…connected on .847 from the free throw line, hitting 182-215 attempts in his two seasons…was a unanimous selection for SEC Freshman of the Year in 2001-02 and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league’s coaches.”
VIDEO: NBA star & former Alabama player Mo Williams was in town with BBVA Compass Team Works