Southern University centerfielder Javeyan Williams' career as a Jaguars may have ended at the Starkville Regional but he will have an opportunity to author a new chapter in his baseball odyssey.
The San Francisco Giants selected Williams with the 656th pick in the 22nd round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday afternoon.
Williams, a four-year letterman from Breaux Bridge, helped lead Southern to the program's first Southwestern Athletic Conference Western Division title since 2012 and the first SWAC Baseball championship in a decade. The senior centerfielder led the Jaguars with a .404 batting average with 76 hits, 13 doubles and 44 RBIs. Williams ranked first on the team with seven triples and launched four home runs.
As a baserunner, Williams swiped 27 bags in 28 stolen base attempts during the 2019 campaign. While patrolling the outfield, Williams finished with a .989 fielding percentage and an ESPN Sportscenter Top 10 Play in his junior season.
Williams stellar senior season landed him on the All-SWAC first team at centerfield and a 10-for-21 performance in the SWAC Tournament earned him a nod on the 2019 All-Tournament team.
After winning 26 games in the previous two seasons, Williams leaves the Southern University baseball program on championship footing and ends his career with a .303 batting average and 177 hits.