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Henry County's Williams signs with East Georgia College

Special photo / Henry County senior Sheldon Williams (seated, center) signs a letter of intent to play college basketball at East Georgia State College, a junior college in Swainsboro, Ga. Williams was joined by his mother, Sonya Williams (seated, from left); father, Scott Williams; Warhawks coach Vincent Rosser; Bobcats coach Neil Bailey; Henry County athletic director Carl Caputa (standing, left) and principal Scott John.

Special photo / Henry County senior Sheldon Williams (seated, center) signs a letter of intent to play college basketball at East Georgia State College, a junior college in Swainsboro, Ga. Williams was joined by his mother, Sonya Williams (seated, from left); father, Scott Williams; Warhawks coach Vincent Rosser; Bobcats coach Neil Bailey; Henry County athletic director Carl Caputa (standing, left) and principal Scott John.

Henry County senior Sheldon Williams signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at East Georgia State College, a junior college in Swainsboro, on Friday.

Williams, the younger brother of former Henry County girls basketball star Briana Williams, helped lead the Warhawks to the Class AAA tournament.

Williams' father, Scott, said the 6-foot-5 guard passed on offers from four-year schools to increase his stock amongst higher-caliber college programs.

"Sheldon really feels he didn't get the level of offers he wanted coming out of high school," Scott Williams said. "He needs that development time and strength. He's a really late bloomer."

East Georgia State's men's basketball program finished ranked No. 7 in the nation in just its third year of existence.