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UAB grabs commitment from 2015 JuCo wing Dirk Williams

Jerod Haase

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2012, file photo, UAB head coach Jerod Haase encourages his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Haase and UAB football coach Garrick McGee didn’t win a bunch of games in their debut seasons, but their boss saw plenty of less obvious signs that better times are coming. “They came in and really set the groundwork that a lot of people didn’t see in public,” Blazers athletic director Brian Mackin said. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)

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UAB landed a commitment to start its 2015 class on Thursday as Tallahassee Community College wing Dirk Williams committed to the Blazers, a source told NBCSports.com.

The 6-foot-5 Williams will likely play two guard at UAB and is a member of the 2015 class. In 25 games last season, Williams averaged 11.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Williams shot 42 percent from the field, 37 percent from three-point range and 83 percent from the free-throw line as well.

Williams is a native of Homewood, Alabama and played at Williamsburg Christian Academy before his freshman season at Tallahassee. UAB could have an impact wing with Williams, as he shot good percentages last season and is said by some scouts to have good upside. The wing will be joining the Blazers for the 2015-16 season.

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