ESYC Hoops Highlight: Talek Williams

They call him “Real”, simply because this young baller is THE TRUTH. He never fails to leave his mark on whatever court he plays. In this ESYC Hoops Highlight we salute Talek Williams!

Face Off MVP

Face Off MVP

Having played for the  ESYC Elite National AAU team  since its inception, Talek has helped lead the team to numerous Championships.  Talek is nothing short of a show-stopper — whose combined speed, strength, and  overall work ethic has distinguished him among the Elite basketball players in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

A recent middle school graduate (June 2013), Talek will no longer be playing in local middle school Travel leagues and is now named among the greats of ESYC Basketball Alumni. However, ESYC has not seen the last of Talek, for he recently returned to help lead Skills & Drills sessions at the ESYC — as the newest member of one of the leading High School Varsity teams in the area, Bethlehem Catholic.  Congratulations Talek!

Talek Williams and Mom

Talek Williams and Mom, Nita Benton

There is no bigger fan and supporter for Talek than his mom, Nita Benton.  “I love the intensity of the game, and the life lessons that the game itself teaches the players”.  You’ll often see her standing by Talek and his teammates — whether it’s heading the ESYC concession stand, or suited up in sports gear displaying Talek’s name during games.

Talek “Real” found his passion and commitment to the game of basketball at the early age of 6 after joining the Cambria Heights (New York) Basketball League.  Since then he as built a strong work ethic, working out four times a week — including strength conditioning. Aside from his great performance on the Court, Talek works just as hard in the classroom, and stands by his motto, “ASAP: always striving and prospering”. His favorite subject is Social studies, and he plans on pursuing a law degree.

We will miss you as an ESYC player, Talek, but know that your success will continue. ALL THE BEST TO YOU!

Talek “Real” Williams
Summary Information:
Position Power Forward
Age & height as of this Highlight Age 15, 6′ 1″
High School Bethlehem Catholic High School
Middle School So. Mountain Middle School
Colleges interested in Ohio State, Kentucky,   Lafayette
Basketball playing career 2nd grade – present
Recent Career history:
2011–2013 ESYC Elite AAU, Allen Varsity Allentown Summer League, Penn State Lehigh Valley Adult League
Career highlights and awards:
  • MVP – LVBR Faceoff tournament 2013
  • MVP – of High School Showcase “Show Me the Money”
  • MVP – LV Sportsfest, 2012
  • Player of the Week, FunsSports league
  • Scored 554 points during 2 year play in middle school
  • Team Player  for half of 2013 AAU tournaments played
Fun Facts/Trivia:
    • I enjoy dancing. I enjoy get-lite” battles (Dance battles)
    • Working toward playing the shooting guard position
Talek and Bethlehem Catholoic Head Coach Frew visit the ESYC

Talek and Bethlehem Catholic Head Coach Frew visit the ESYC

  • Credits ESYC Elite Coach Jason Boggs for great training, and mentorship
  • Signature move: Dunk

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