A left-handed Chuma, or the new Anfernee? Get ready for Season 2 of Jaylin Williams
Few were playing better at the end of SEC play last season than Williams. Now the all-around talent appears to be on the verge of a sophomore surge.
Let’s lay out a scenario:
A 6-foot-8, 230-pound freshman forward with a confident face-up game and impressive versatility on the defensive end of the floor sees his role increase during the final stretch of SEC play. He takes advantage of those extra minutes and becomes one of the most talked-about players on the entire roster.
Here’s another one:
A former standout player from a small town in Georgia has to play in a frontcourt with several more experienced names in front of him. When he gets his opportunity to play more, he flashes with his ability to attack the rim on offense and protect it on defense.
Those scenarios should sound familiar for Auburn basketball fans during the Bruce Pearl era, because they describe the early days of both Chuma Okeke and Anfernee McLemore.
And they both fit another player currently on Pearl’s roster — Jaylin Williams.
Last season, Williams didn’t play much in the Tigers’ first 25 games. Auburn had an exper…