Marvin gets the call from Tokyo
A PHONE CALL from Gladstone Port City Power coach Brian Waters prompted Marvin Williams to pack his bags and sign on the dotted line on the eve of the QBL season.
The 6ft 8 centre has immediately felt in love with what the Power offers as a team and what the city has as a community.
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"It's wonderful and it seems like a great family atmosphere," Williams said of his new club.
While QBL level is where it's at, the former 22-year-old college player from the University of Louisiana, said his dream remains real.
"NBA is still my dream and I'm not giving up on that dream," Williams said.
Aside from his infectious personality and passion; Williams hopes to offer the missing link from seasons past.
"I'm looking to provide rebounding strength and score points, but it's all about the team," Williams added.
"My strengths are that I like to score down low, drive hard and love the defensive side where I have a lot of IQ and feel for the game."
After hopping off the plane on Monday night, Williams has only met fellow young guns Jake and Tyler Allen and Yassine Ghomari.
"Everyone's committed and Yassine is very vocal while Jake and Tyler work very hard," Williams said.
He has crossed paths with current NBA players such as Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall from the Washington Wizards and Jared Sullinger from the Boston Celtics.
"I can go down the list as well but I also played against Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins," Williams said.
MARVIN'S THE MAN
POSITION: Power forward / centre
TRAINING SCHEDULE: Morning/afternoon 6-7 hours daily
MODEL GAME ON: Tim Duncan from San Antionio Spurs