There’s adversity, and then there’s a four-hour-long operation with a side order of preparing to move away from the only place you’ve ever lived.
Meet Bryce Williams, Bath County’s senior point guard. Surgery following his sophomore year corrected pectus excavatum, a congenital deformity in which a caved-in sternum presses the heart in toward the lungs.
At about the same time, Williams’ father and coach, Bart Williams, lost his job as Pikeville’s bench boss, forcing the Williams family to look elsewhere from their longtime home.
Bryce is a better basketball player because of the surgery, and he’s a better person because of the process it took to get there, said Bart.