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Iowa St. lands Jeremiah Williams to fill point guard vacancy

Feb 24, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Temple Owls guard Jeremiah Williams (25) looks to pass the ball as Memphis Tigers guard Alex Lomax (10) defends during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Temple point guard Jeremiah Williams is transferring to Iowa State, two days after the Cyclones saw Big 12 Freshman of the Year Tyrese Hunter enter the transfer portal.

Williams was a two-year starter at Temple with averages of 9.4 points and 4.2 assists in 38 games (37 starts).

“Jeremiah is a dynamic playmaking guard,” Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger said in the school’s announcement. “His gift for passing is contagious and he also possesses a tremendous basketball IQ. Defensively, Jeremiah has the length and instincts to be highly disruptive.”

Williams averaged 9.5 points and 4.3 assists in 22 games (21 starts) last season. He was just 12 of 52 (23.1 percent) from 3-point range.

Hunter averaged 11 points, 4.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 35 starts for Iowa State this past season.

–Field Level Media