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Basketball: Taft has another outstanding guard in Williams

April 29, 2008 |  8:24 am

The Fairfax spring basketball league made its debut Monday night, and defending City Section champion Taft had no problem defeating Crespi without North Carolina-bound Larry Drew Jr., the Toreadors' starting point guard for four years.

However, Michael Williams, Taft's sixth man last season, left little doubt that he should be one of the top guards in the City Section next season. Coach Derrick Taylor made it clear to everyone that Williams was the team's best shooter last season, and he should have more opportunities to score this season.

Of course, when freshman Landon Drew, Larry's brother, shows up this summer, he'll get playing time at point guard, but Williams is a player colleges will follow because they need shooters. Santa Clara is starting to take an intererest.

Fairfax, playing without Renardo Sidney (knee problems), took care of La Canada, and Pasadena won in triple overtime over Santa Monica.

-- Eric Sondheimer