The Air Force Falcons basketball team was dealt a severe blow on Tuesday when it was released that starting senior forward Kamryn Williams will miss the rest of the 2014-2015 season and end his Falcons basketball career with a torn Achilles tendon. The injury to Air Force's co-captain occurred during the San Diego State conference opener on December 31. The Falcons will either continue to start sophomore Hayden Graham, like they are expected to do tonight in their game versus San Jose State, or they could turn to fellow senior and co-captain DeLovell Earls, who is slowly working his way back into game shape, having played small minutes in the last three games for Air Force.
Air Force head coach Dave Pilipovich told the Colorado Springs Gazette yesterday, "I just think he is what this place is all about. He's going to be a great officer. He's been a great leader in our locker room and on our floor. He's a great competitor and plays so hard. If I ever had a chance to hire him in any capacity, he'd be at the top of the list."
Williams was a constant force for the Falcons, averaging 9.5 points a game this season as well as leading the team in rebounds with six a game. He was a solid inside presence who could get to the basket and finish around the rim. The Falcons have struggled in the games Williams has missed this season for the team that is currently 7-6 overall and 0-2 in conference play.