Fatherhood Fuels Jordan Williams To Succeed With Cheshire Phoenix
Williams Credits Coach Benford On Being Supportive
North Texas alum Jordan Williams signs autographs with his English pro team. (photo by Adam Day)
DENTON – Former North Texas men's basketball standout Jordan Williams is already making a name for himself overseas with the Cheshire Phoenix in the British Basketball League.
In his first preseason game as a professional, Williams scored 35 points in a lopsided win over Irish league member Templeogue 121-51. His team first mentality and after becoming a complete all-around player has fueled his first professional opportunity.
In a recent article published by the Chester Chronicle, Williams credits his success to becoming a father and the advice given to him by North Texas head coach Tony Benford.
Written by Dave Powell: Read the entire feature piece here.
“Becoming a father is a life-changing experience at any point in a man's life. That unbreakable bond formed at birth lasts forever and is a big motivator for many to work harder to provide for their children. For new Cheshire Phoenix guard Jordan Williams, that moment came earlier than he expected."
"For Williams, who signed for Cheshire this summer, he was already at full throttle as a key player for the University of North Texas, balancing being one of the stars of the team, a player who has made it on to their all-time lists, with studying at the NCAA Division I school."
"But in his sophomore year, Williams became a father to his son Jaydence. It was a moment that the 23-year-old looks back on with great pride and one that fuels a desire for the Dallas native to succeed in his first foray in the world of professional basketball with the Nix.”