Corey “Homicide” Williams gets after a loose ball earlier this year. Photo: blog.k1x.com
Whether in an undersized New York City park or a regulation Australian gym, Corey “Homicide” Williams is capable of dropping 30 any time he suits up.
So with the Hommo-led Townsville Crocodiles set to square off against the NBL regular-season champion South Dragons in a best-of-three playoff series next week, you can bet S.D. coach Brian Goorjian is having some sleepless nights thinking about how to contain Mr. 187.
“He’s going to get some,” Goorjian said referring to Williams’ scoring. “He’s a great player. We’ve just got to try to limit it and we’ve got to rotate bodies on him.
“We’ll throw a few wrinkles into our game plan. He will definitely be a focal point and how we go against him will have a huge, huge say in the series.”
Williams netted 28 points to go along with eight rebounds in Townsville’s upset win over Perth earlier this week.
But Goorjian said it’s not just Hommo’s scoring that worries him.
“Those guys are getting three-point shots because they’re playing with a great point guard,” Goorjian said. “He gets into the key, sucks people in and he spits the ball out, so controlling him would also have an affect on those three-point shooters.”
Williams averaged over 22 points as the Crocodiles took three of the four regular-season meetings between the teams.