Graves Co. High School senior signs to play basketball at Transy - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Graves Co. High School senior signs to play basketball at Transylvania University

Posted: Updated:
Graves County Jake Williams to play basketball at Transylvania University. (Source: Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools) Graves County Jake Williams to play basketball at Transylvania University. (Source: Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools)
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Ex-prison employee pleads guilty to rape

    Ex-prison employee pleads guilty to rape

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:35:01 GMT
    A former Bell County Forestry Camp employee has pleaded guilty to charge of rape.
    A former Bell County Forestry Camp employee has pleaded guilty to charge of rape.
  • Police: Mom left child at pool, smoked crack

    Police: Mom left child at pool, smoked crack

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:34:04 GMT
    A Kentucky sheriff says a woman left her 9-year-old daughter alone at a hotel pool while she smoked crack cocaine in a hotel room.
    A Kentucky sheriff says a woman left her 9-year-old daughter alone at a hotel pool while she smoked crack cocaine in a hotel room.
  • Route 13 traffic shifted to new Marion overpass

    Route 13 traffic shifted to new Marion overpass

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:09:15 GMT
    Eastbound traffic is moving smoothly up and over the newly constructed overpass on Route 13 near the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.Crews started slowly shifting traffic onto the new overpass Monday night, and worked overnight to move barriers and temporary guard rails to help drivers navigate the new traffic pattern.Westbound lanes will also move onto the new overpass as crews continue work on the project.“Both lanes of traffic will use that structure until they get the adjacent structu...
    Eastbound traffic is moving smoothly up and over the newly constructed overpass on Route 13 near the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.Crews started slowly shifting traffic onto the new overpass Monday night, and worked overnight to move barriers and temporary guard rails to help drivers navigate the new traffic pattern.Westbound lanes will also move onto the new overpass as crews continue work on the project.“Both lanes of traffic will use that structure until they get the adjacent structu...
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Graves County High School senior Jake Williams recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Transylvania University, where he said he "probably" will major in education.

His father is principal of Graves County Middle School.

"It's a dream come true for me to play at the next level, so it's a big accomplishment in my eyes," Jake Williams said.

He chose the private university in Lexington because "it's a great community and everyone's real close together. Everyone knows who you are. It's not a big school, so you can get to know everyone real well."

Of the fact that Transylvania plays the Kentucky Wildcats each year, he said with a grin, "That's all everyone's talking about. It should be exciting to get to play in Rupp [Arena] again, as I did in my junior year [at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament]."

His father, Andy Williams, added, "I'm just real proud of Jake and I'd like to thank all of his coaches, [principal Matthew] Madding at Graves County High School, and all of Jake's teammates. They've all been a big part of this. I'm just looking forward to watching him continue his basketball career."

Jake's mother, Shannon Williams, noted that her husband had "said it all," adding with a laugh, "I'm going to cry."

"Today focuses mainly on Jake and is a celebration for his accomplishments," said Graves County coach Terry Birdsong. "But also it's a great day for our program because he's representing and is a reflection of a lot of people who have been a part of the journey along the way. We always like to have guys representing our program at the next level and we think Jake will do an outstanding job of that."

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.