By Joseph Hayes
It was a special day for many sports fans around the Blue Water Area.
Wednesday would serve as a special day because of a Port Huron native on full display on national television.
Port Huron’s Eric Williams Jr. played a college basketball game for the University of Oregon against Missouri.
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The Ducks took a loss to open the season, but Williams Jr. played well.
The 6-foot-6 guard was one of the team’s most consistent players, while playing the second most minutes for the team from the floor.
He played 36 minutes for Oregon and made 5 of 11 shots to finish with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Williams sat out last season after transferring from Duquesne University and enjoying a stellar high school career.
In high school he starred at New Haven, where he won a state championship.