Baucom Inks First Members of 2015 Signing Class For The Citadel

Coach Baucom is hot on the recruiting trail.

Coach Baucom is hot on the recruiting trail.

The Toledo News: Monday, April 20, 2015 1:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, SC –
New Citadel head basketball coach Duggar Baucom announced on Monday that Connor Schroeder and Quayson Williams signed their National Letter of Intent and will join the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as part of the class of 2019.

“We are so excited to have Quayson and Connor join our Citadel Basketball family,” said Baucom. “Both young men will help us immediately on the court and will be great in the classroom and the Corps of Cadets. They will flourish in the military academic setting and understand the value of a Citadel education.”

Schroeder, a 6-7, 195-pound small forward who hails from Blacksburg, Va., was a standout at the Miller School of Albemarle in Charlottesville, Va. Averaging 14.2 ppg and 4.3 rpg he lead the team in scoring and was named to second team all-district in his senior season. Schroeder topped the 20-point plateau on seven occasions as a senior including a season-high 27 points against New Covenant in late November. Among his standout performances included a three-day stretch in the Benedictine Tournament where he averaged 19 ppg and 44.2 percent from the field en route to capturing tournament MVP honors. “Connor is a stretch four man that can shoot it with unlimited range,” added Baucom. “He is an excellent passer, who will also rebound and defend in the post. Under the tutelage of Ralph Melis and Damin Altizer, Conner has become a multifaceted player who will fit in well with our up-tempo system”.

Williams, a 6-2, 180-pound guard, joins The Citadel from Eastern Guilford High School in Gibsonville, N.C. As a senior, under head coach Joe Spinks’ tutelage, he averaged 21 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 5.6 apg and 3.3 spg, while leading the Wildcats to a 20-6 record and a spot in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoffs. This earned him a spot on the first team All-News & Record team by the Greensboro News & Record.

The highly decorated Williams, originally from Trenton, N.J., was Public School player of the year in Guilford County in 2013-14 after a season that included 19.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.8 apg and 3.2 spg. He also managed back-to-back Mid-State Piedmont Conference player of the year honors following his junior and senior seasons. The Wildcats’ team MVP in each of the last three seasons, Williams was named as an all-region performer in 2013-14 and 2014-15. “Quayson is an athletic, scoring point guard who makes everyone around him better,” said Baucom. “He’s a tremendous leader who played in an excellent high school program led by coach Joe Spinks. Quayson will be the engine that will allow us to play at the pace we want and he can finish at the rim, as well as shoot a high percentage from three.”

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