Williams continues to add attention

Four-star power forward Devin Williams had a solid showing in Pittsburgh with numerous coaches looking on.

The Ohio Basketball Club got their AAU season off to a good start at the Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest by advancing to the finals. A huge reason for that was the play of power forward Devin Williams. The four-star prospect was as usual very productive down low and continues to add recruiting attention.

While OBC doesn't have a lot of the huge names, it is a hard playing team that Williams says should accomplish big things this spring and summer.

"It is fun," said Williams of suiting up for OBC. "We have a new group this year. We are all out for the team and not ourselves so I like it."

While at the Pitt Jam Fest coaches from Dayton, Xavier, Seton Hall, West Virginia, Cincinnati, and numerous others were in the stands checking in on Williams' progress.

"It is a blessing that coaches come to see us play," said Williams. "I am just trying to take advantage of it and things like that."

Recently UCLA head coach Ben Howland made the trip from the West Coast to Cincinnati to watch Williams workout at his school. Williams says the visit showed how interested UCLA is.

"It means a lot that he would fly all the way out to see me," said Williams. "For the 2013 class he tells me that I am a top recruit. Hopefully I can get out there in June to check that school out, as well as USC. This will give me an opportunity to ask them some questions and things like that."

Along with UCLA, Xavier has made sure to show him significant attention recently as well.

"It is a real close relationship," said Williams of his relationship with the Xavier staff. "They are five minutes away from my high school. I am always talking to Coach (Chris) Mack and Coach Travis Steele who is my main recruiter. We have a real cool relationship so far."

Outside of those two, West Virginia has probably shown the most interest according to Williams. With Bob Huggins having deep roots in the city of Cincinnati, he has definitely made Williams a priority.

"I talk to Coach Erik Martin a lot and they are recruiting me real hard," said Williams of the Mountaineers. "They say I am a top 2013 prospect for them. I have been to their campus a few times, and I know Coach Huggins talks to my mom a lot as well."

For now Williams says he has no timetable on a decision and it could come at any point, but he does hope to visit some schools in the near future.

"Hopefully I can get to the West Coast schools UCLA and USC," said Williams. "Also I would like to visit West Virginia."


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