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Hudson's Williams and Simmons moving on up

By Nick James - bio | email

HUDSON- (KTRE) – Two more Hudsonians will be student-athletes in college.  They will continue their careers on the hardwood and play college basketball this fall.  Hudson Hornets basketball players Chris Simmons and Damion Williams are moving on up. 

Simmons signed to play at Southwestern Assembly Of God in Waxahacie, Texas.  Williams will hoop at Richland and will be a Thunderduck and join former high school teammate Thomas Davis.

Both players were a very important cog in the wheel as the Hornets made a serious run towards a state championship this season before falling short against Silsbee in the regional semifinals.  Hudson ended the season with a 24-11 record.

Simmons was a sharp shooter who would spot up and shot the ball from all over the court.  He averaged 10 points per contest while making 48 three pointers on the season.

Williams was the heart and soul for the maroon and white averaging 15 points per game adding four assists and five steals.

Simmons and Williams both learned a lot from six year head coach Rob Peterson and will take that and their parents advice with them to the next level.

"Here at Hudson we learned all fundamentals and I'm going to take these principles in college and be successful with it," Simmons said.

"I'm excited and my parents are excited for me because they have been telling me I can do it," Williams said.

"It's gratifying for me I tried to help them get to a better place its fun and I hope they continue on with their success," Peterson said.

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