The Flyers lost leading scorers Charles Cooke, Kendall Pollard and Scoochie Smith to graduation, but if Williams remains on track, he’s going to be special.
After averaging a modest 2.1 points and 1.7 rebounds as a freshman, the 6-foot-8, 210-pound former Wayne High star last season grew into averages of 8.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while leading the team with 36 blocked shots. He helped Wayne win the 2015 Division I state championship.
Dayton has not announced its complete schedule yet, but the Flyers know they will play Duquesne, UMass, Rhode Island, St. Louis and VCU home and away. They also will play host to Davidson, Fordham, George Washington and St. Bonaventure, and travel to play George Mason, La Salle, Richmond and Saint Joseph's.