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Boden Williams had a freshman year to remember for Owasso High School’s basketball team.
The guard scored 6.7 points per game as the Rams advanced to the state semifinals, tacking on 2.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He shot over 30% from the 3-point line and 85% from the free throw line. Williams expects a greater scoring role next year.
“I think I will have to be more aggressive and also just do what a point guard is supposed to do: make teammates better and overall just make sure his team wins,” Williams said. “I think opposing teams will [key on me], mostly because we lost two seniors last year, so I will have a big role to fill. And with being the PG, that is going to be a big responsibility.”
Williams, along with fellow 2026 graduate Jalen Montonati, leads a talented young Owasso core that could see success for years to come.
“As a team, our goal is to win a Gold Ball. Last year, we came up a little short, so I think that will fuel us. I believe we have the pieces and players we need to achieve that goal, but it’s not going to be easy, Williams said. “We’ve got a really good young group. I believe we have a chance to be really, really good for the next few years and hopefully have a chance to bring home multiple Gold Balls to Owasso.”
Williams has spent his early summer break playing on the esteemed Under Armour Association with KC Run GMC out of Kansas City. He has already played tournaments in Phoenix and Dallas and will play others in Atlanta and Memphis before the summer’s end.
“It’s going really good so far. I’ve been blessed to be able to be coached by some of the best in the country,” Williams said, “some who have coached in college and some even professionally.
Getting to play against some good competition on the UAA circuit has also been really cool.”
All of it is in preparation for Williams’ anticipated sophomore season, and the Rams’ 2023-24 campaign.
“Right now, this offseason, I’ve really been working, most days doing two or three workouts a day,” Williams said, “trying to get stronger and just be the best player I can be.”
Williams’ long-term goals include becoming a McDonald’s All-American, winning Gatorade Player of the Year, signing to play Division I basketball and playing in the NBA someday.
“I believe God honors hard work, so I know that if I keep working, he will honor and bless that and give me a chance to be able to achieve those goals,” Williams said.