Nicholas Williams

Both the NBA and NCAA Basketball Affected by COVID-19
By Nicholas Williams ’21 Photo courtesy of Nicholas Williams ’21 | COVID-19 has put all sports on hold for the time being Some sports more are being heavily affected by COVID-19 than others. The sport making the most buzz and seems to be getting affected the most is basketball. March Madness has been canceled, and the professional basketball season has, for now, been postponed. There have been many National Basketball…
Current NFL player Brooks Reed shares insights on how he has been affected due to COVID-19
By: Nicholas Williams ’21 Photo courtesy of @BrooksReed on Twitter Most have heard of the ways COVID-19 is affecting in-season sports, such as basketball, swimming, track, etc. It has also affected one of America’s favorite sports, football. The National Football League, in particular, has been affected in a multitude of ways during this offseason and for the months to come. Brooks Reed, a nine-year veteran in the NFL and a…
All African American starting five signals a new cultural era
Photo courtesy of Brophy Hoops Instagram page | The basketball team is seen huddling around the starting five in between quarters. By Nicholas Williams ’21 The ROUNDUP For the first time in Brophy history, The 19-20 basketball team stepped on the court with an all African American starting five. The closest occurrence of this was last year, during the 18-19 season, in which four African American players were on the…
Dual-sport athlete Michael Diaz commits to Santa Clara on a baseball scholarship
Photo provided by Michael Diaz ’20 | Michael Diaz ’20 waiting to swing off of an opposing pitch By Nicholas Williams ’21 Brophy senior Michael Diaz ’20 recently announced his college commitment to Santa Clara in order to continue his baseball career. Diaz’s primary position is 3rd base, and he also plays in the outfield. “Diaz is special because of his work ethic, as a multi-sport athlete, he is in…
Black History Month Festival to be held at Brophy
Photo provided by Brophy Media | Brophy will host a Black History Month Festival on Feb. 08, 2020. The ROUNDUP By Nicholas Williams ’21 Brophy is hosting a Black History Month Festival for the first time ever. It is on Saturday, Feb. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. This event is anticipated to be one of the largest Black History Month celebrations in all of Phoenix. “As an African American…
How Your Digital Footprint Affects Future College Applications
Photo by Oran Viriyincy, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 | There are many factors that determine the outcome of college admissions, including the social media trace left by students. By Nicholas Williams ’21 THE ROUNDUP Students’ social media activity could potentially get in the way of attending their dream school. Social media is a resourceful and fun way to connect with people, especially if the person trying to be reached…
Former Brophy basketball star Ian Burke transfers to Portland State
Photo courtesy of Brophy Prep | Ian Burke ’18 works on his ball-handling during warmups of 2017-18 quarterfinals against Perry. By Nicholas Williams ’21 THE ROUNDUP Over the college basketball offseason, former Brophy Basketball player Ian Burke ’18 transferred to Portland State from Seattle University to continue pursuing his basketball career. On June 8th, Burke announced via twitter his move to Portland State. During his Brophy career, Burke was a…