Christian Williams Adjusting to Life in the Big Ten

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IOWA CITY--  Former St. Teresa basketball standout Christian Williams left for college just two weeks ago, but he says Iowa City is already starting to feel like home.

"I've been getting around pretty smoothly, enjoying the time with the freshman guys here," Williams said. "The whole fan base is really great."

Williams isn't the only new Hawkeye on campus. He's one of five incoming freshman on the team. By the sound of it, they've bonded pretty quickly.

"We all have the same classes and we do everything together. We walk to class every morning together, we go get breakfast together, get lunch together."

Teams can only practice a couple hours a week during the summer. In that short amount of time, Williams has already noticed the difference between college and high school basketball.

"It's very different from high school...the speed is different, the guys are a lot stronger. It's just a whole different ball game."

In his short time on campus Williams has already crossed paths with another star athlete from Macon county, Maroa-Forsyth football standout Jack Hockaday.

"He's in one of my classes. We've talked a couple times, but they have lifting at about 5:45 every morning, so I don't get to see him that often because our schedules are kind of different."

With a little over three months until his first college game, Williams is optimistic about his future in the Big Ten.

"I just can't wait for the season to come up. We should be pretty good and once everything gets rolling it should be fun."
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