Williams College men’s basketball captain James Wang ’12 came a great distance to play for the Ephs.
Born in Taiwan, Wang moved to Sydney, Australia, when he was 2 years old. By 2005, his family had moved back to Taiwan. In Sydney, Wang began playing competitive youth basketball at age 8, and for three years he played in Australia’s highly regarded Next Level Basketball Program to develop his game and prepare him for his quest to play at the college level in the U.S.
Developing his jumper from mid-distance and beyond the arc has made Wang a “nightmare to defend,” says Eph head coach Mike Maker. By being able to hit the three consistently, Wang opened the floor up for more of his talents to emerge. “Teams have to make a decision with James: Go under the ball screen and watch him bury the three or come over the top and try and contain him,” Maker says. “His toughness, quickness, and passion then come into play, and good things happen.”
Read more about James Wang on the Williams Athletics website.