On Sunday, former Robert Morris guard Jon Williams made the decision to pursue his dream of playing professional basketball by signing with Blacktop Management, a sports agency with strong ties to overseas competition.
Jon Williams joins Blacktop! The floor general from @RMUMBasketball posted an excellent 4,0 ass/to ratio and shot 44% from 3 this season. Jon also took part in the NCAA 3pt contest and will be a tremendeous leader in his upcoming rookie campaign. Great to have you on board Jon! pic.twitter.com/xJkj5QxnnL
— Blacktop Management (@BlacktopMgmt) April 25, 2021
Coming into Robert Morris as an unranked, 160-pound point guard back in 2017, Williams would have to grind his way to playing time. However, it didn’t take head coach Andy Toole long to see that Williams was going to be an integral part to the program’s success in the coming years.
Williams started the very first game of his RMU career against Ohio State and never looked back. He went on to crack the starting five in 118 out of 120 games in his career, compiling 857 points, 493 assists, and 248 rebounds over four seasons. Throughout each of his first three seasons, he averaged between 6.3 and 6.7 points per game, prior to increasing his average to 10.7 points per game this season.
The Akron, Ohio native had the best season of his career this year in the Colonials’ jump to the Horizon league, averaging 10.7 points and 5.1 assists per contest while shooting 42% from the field and 44% from three-point range. One of the senior leaders on the team, Williams showed strong leadership throughout his final season, along with clutch plays down the stretch in multiple games.
— George Michalowski (@MichalowskiCBB) February 6, 2021
As he moves on from the program, Williams leaves behind a memorable career at Robert Morris and pursues his dream of playing professional basketball.