2014 Intro: Jack Williams

2014 SoCal forward Jack Williams is one of the more promising post prospects out west in the class. Here's an intro to the emerging player.

One of the more intriguing 2014 posts in the west is 6-foot-8, 180-pound West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade forward Jack Williams.

The sophomore has a good-looking right hook, can step out to shoot the three, is a good passer out of the post, plays hard and moves well for his size. Williams will need to get stronger and continue to develop his offensive game, but he has three years before college to do both.

Williams also could continue to grow, which would improve his stock as a prospect.

"I've grown about three to four inches in the last year," Williams said. "I was listed at 6-foot-4 last year so I'm still growing."

The developing shot and hook are the results of hard work over the off-season, according to Williams.

"I've worked a lot over the summer," he said. "I didn't really have a good jump shot but now that's better. I've been working on hook shots too. I had a really productive summer and now I'm in the gym a lot working out in the mornings.

"I'm trying to gain weight, get stronger, working on my post game and getting better on my left."

To date, Williams has heard from a couple of West Coast teams, with several others showing interest.

"I've heard from Colorado and Pepperdine, but I've also gotten a lot of letters," he said.

Williams grew up rooting for a local team.

"I grew up rooting for USC. I like the Galen Center, it's really nice," Williams said.


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