University of Minnesota men’s basketball head coach Ben Johnson has announced that Caleb Williams will join the Golden Gopher program for the 2024-25 season. Williams, a standout at Macalester College (Minn.), has a year of remaining eligibility.

“We’re really excited to add Caleb to our team,” Johnson said. We’ve seen firsthand his ability to be a good player for us. His game translates to our college level, and we’re looking forward to bringing his experience into the program. He’s a player who has a passion for playing at this University, in this area, and finishes his career here on the biggest stage.”

Williams, a 6-foot, 2-inch guard, was the Scots’ leading scorer for three straight years and a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) top-three scorer each season. Williams finished his career as a three-time All-Region and All-MIAC athlete. Williams averaged 20 points and 35.7 minutes in his junior campaign last season, averaging 44 percent from the field and 34.2 from three-point range. He was also an 83.7 percent shooter from the charity stripe. Throughout his Macalester career, Williams scored 1,566 points, which ranks third all-time by a Scot. He also averaged 34.6 career minutes, a 43 percent career field goal shooter and 36.7 from three. Williams scored a career-high 51 points in his junior year against Concordia-Moorhead but turned heads when he scored 41 points in an exhibition game against his future team at Williams Arena last November. Williams was also a two-time Academic all-American majoring in physics and mathematics.

While playing for Wild Rose High School, Williams was a four-time all-conference selection and the 2020 Conference Player of the Year. He was also an all-state and academic all-state selection during his time there. Williams was also an all-conference track athlete in triple jump and high jump and was the 2019 state triple jump champion.

(info and photos courtesy of Gopher Sports)

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