Houston Rockets Call Pendarvis Williams To Summer League


The Houston Rockets have signed Pendarvis Williams to their summer league roster.

The former Norfolk State Spartan, averaged 15.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 2.6 apg last season. The 6’6”, 195 lb guard earned many accolades during his college career, which include: being named the MEAC Player of the Year, was also an honorable mention All-American, a conference Player of the Year and finished the season as HBCU Player of the Year.

Williams is an excellent 3-point shooter. His ability to shoot the three ball is his best asset. He shot over 38% from behind the arc in his four-year career at Norfolk State making him a huge asset to his team.

His college coach, Robert Jones, praises Williams for his leadership and work ethic on and off the court.

Jones also compared Williams to Rookie of the Year winner Michael Carter Williams, for reasons related to his size and ball handling skills. Williams has the ability to play either guard position which fits the mold of most NBA guards today.

Pendarvis Williams will be able to share the court and his strength of scoring and leadership with another great guard, Nick Johnson.

The Houston Rocket’s second pick, Nick Johnson, is an elite defender and a solid scorer as he averaged 16.3 ppg and he was the most consistent player on the Arizona Wildcats, last year.

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Nick Johnson has great athleticism and explosiveness and together with Pendarvis Williams, they will be a very good combination for the Houston Rocket’s Summer League roster.

If Pendarvis Williams survives the challenge of the Summer League he will most likely be promoted to a starting position on the Houston Rockets’ affiliate team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in an effort to continue to stockpile young talent.

The Summer League will begin on July 11 at 1 p.m. PT with the New York Knicks vs. Dallas Mavericks. The Houston Rockets will kick off their schedule on Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. PT against the Miami Heat.

It will be exciting to see where the Summer League takes the Houston Rockets’ new players and where they will end up next season.