Scholar Athlete: Harris County High School Basketball, Tailique Williams

A sophomore taking on leadership roles. Tailique Williams, the starting point guard on the Harris County varsity basketball team has won quite the honors.

“I got MVP and stuff like that last year at the banquet,” says Harris County sophomore Tailique Williams.

Tack on a few 5A all state awards including the player of the year, freshman of the year, and first team in his first year at Harris County. He’s also on the varsity football team.

“It makes me tough, football makes me tougher for basketball,” says Williams. 

Athleticism runs in his family with 5 siblings that played or still play basketball, as well as, his mom who is one of his key motivators for maintaining good grades and performing on the court.

“I mean it is tough and it’s hard, but really you’ve got to stay focused on your grades, because here at Harris County if you have an F you can’t play, so that is why you have to stay focused on your grades,” says Williams. 

Tailique is currently taking all honors and 2 AP classes maintaining a 4.1 GPA while playing sports year round. He hopes to go to Duke when he graduates to pursue a career as a sports doctor.

“I know I’m smart enough to go to school and major in that,” says Williams. 

Congratulations to Tailique Williams of Harris County high school this weeks scholar athlete. 

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