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Port Huron native Eric Williams Jr. help Oregon Ducks win conference title

By Joseph Hayes

They are back-to-back champions.

Over the weekend, Port Huron native Eric Williams Jr. continued his stellar junior season at the University of Oregon en route to helping the school secure its second consecutive Pac-12 championship.

Williams had 14 points, six rebounds and five assists in Oregon’s 57-46 victory over Oregon State University Sunday to win the regular season conference championship.

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Now the Ducks (19-5) are headed to the Pac-12 tournament and eventually the NCAA Tournament.

Helping lead the way is Williams Jr., who is currently leading the team in rebounding stats this season, averaging 6.4 per game.

That is in addition to him averaging 10.7 points per game and 1.7 assists per game.

The 6-foot-6 Williams Jr. has played a host of positions for the Ducks, including guard and forward.

Williams Jr., isn’t the only member from the 2017 New Haven High School team that won a state championship, to be contributing at a major Division 1 college program.

Fellow Rockets star Romeo Weems is enjoying a breakout sophomore year with DePaul University.

Weems is averaging seven points and five rebounds for DePaul.

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