A 7-foot-tall, 360-pound collegiate basketball player has made a splash on social media as the second center at St. Johns Fisher University’s Division III in Rochester, New York.
After choosing DIII basketball over DII football, Connor Williams has taken social media by storm on multiple occasions.
Back in 2021, Williams, aka Big Cozy, took part in an exhibition game against the University of Buffalo.
Footage of him slowly dancing forward before tripping and appearing to roll his ankle before getting back up and making the crucial pass to set up a two-pointer.
described dubbed “an American hero” by Barstool’s Dan Katz, the footage has been viewed 7.2 million times on Twitter.
Per Rochester First, Williams told WROC-TV: “I thought it was funny because everyone was raving about how good it was, but it’s not even close to one of the better passes I’ve had.”
And his passing is something he’s particularly proud of, as he told WROC-TV in March 2021: “Passing the ball, especially for me as I come with two or three teams… When there are two or three people with me , someone is open and good at shooting.
“Scoring goals is great, but I want my team to be successful, so I think that’s more important to me.”
But his internet fame wasn’t only prolonged by his passing ability.
Most recently, Williams has achieved viral status again, this time thanks to his three-pointers.
Footage of him draining a three-pointer against Buffalo with ease was subsequently shared by the likes of CBS Sports, SportsCenter and Pardon My Take — with the latter labeling it “kings stay kings.”
One fan commented, “This is the Big Cozy…a 7ft, 360lb varsity forward and all he does is drop threes.”
Another said: “Jokic is shaking in his boots”
In 26 games for St. Johns Fisher, Williams is five to 15 with three points (.333) and has averaged 2.8 points, 0.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds.
For comparison, NBA three-point leader Steph Curry has a three-point average of .432.
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