Thunder Basin senior Deegan Williams is another prep start that surpassed 1,000 points in his high school career earlier this season.

The three-year starter and two-time all-state award winner, Williams achieved the milestone against Houston, TN on Dec. 29, 2021. It was in a game at the Hoops City Classic in Sioux Falls, SD, at the Sanford Pentagon. Williams had 19 points in that contest.

A finalist for last year’s Gatorade Wyoming Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Williams is now the school record holder for points in a career at Thunder Basin High School in Gillette. It opened in 2017.

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As a senior, he is averaging 20.7 points per game, which is second in Class 4A. Williams is shooting 61 percent from the floor and 43 percent beyond the arc. He also leads Class 4A and is tied for second in the state with an average of 7.2 assists per game. Williams averages 8.5 rebounds and 4.2 steals per game. He has helped the Bolts to an overall record of 11-3 and a 2-1 conference record.

Last year as a junior, Williams led Thunder Basin to a second-place finish at the 4A boys' basketball state tournament. The Bolts went 15-9. Williams averaged 17.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He led Class 4A with 7.3 assists and 3.2 steals per game.

In his sophomore season, Williams averaged 13.2 points and 4A best 6.8 assists and 3.5 steals per game. The Bolts were 19-6 that year. As a freshman, Williams contributed 2.3 points per game.

Our congratulations go to Deegan Williams on reaching the milestone of 1,000 and continuing beyond.

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