BOISE - Leon Rice and the Boise State basketball program added much needed experience to the point guard position with the addition of Valparaiso graduate transfer Lexus Williams.
"What we got is an experienced point guard who knows how to play the position," Rice said. "He's been a part of a winning program and played a lot of games at that position."
Williams is a graduate transfer, meaning the redshirt senior will be immediately eligible this season and will compete right away for the starting point guard position with sophomore Marcus Dickinson.
"Our guys know I don't make my mind up in June [on who will start], but the number one quality they all have is that they care about the team and they care about winning," said Rice.
Williams started 21 games for Valparaiso last season as a redshirt junior, averaging 5.2 points per game and 2.0 assists per game. He also had a team-high 35 steals.
"This is a kid that, he's better than what his numbers say," Rice said. "He's going to come in here and make a big jump, I think."
Williams missed the entire 2014-2015 season after tearing his ACL in August prior to that season beginning.
He becomes the Broncos second graduate transfer addition this off-season after Boise State signed Fordham graduate transfer Christian Sengfelder in April. Boise State still has one remaining scholarship available.
"We are just really, really excited to have him, he's a great fit here. I think he's going to make a difference for this team," said Rice.
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