Johnny McWilliams Jr averaged 11.9 points per game as a freshman at San Marcos HS in San Marcos, CA. This not only earned him 2nd Team All League honors, but also gave him the label of one of San Diego's premier guards in the county. McWilliams Jr is playing with the Compton Magic 2016 team this summer, one of the top SoCal teams on the AAU circuit.
With such a smooth stroke, the 2016 6'3 guard is considered a marksman from beyond the arc. This past season he hit 7 out of 10 three's and dropped a season high 30 points against rival Mission Hills HS and Cal commit/San Diego Section POY Kameron Rooks.
Recently McWilliams Jr has been picking up a lot of letters from schools noticing him, "Not too much contact yet, mostly just getting a lot letters from different schools." But there has been one school that has been contacting him, "I've talked a lot with the staff at UC-Irvine, I played well at their elite camp and they really liked me."
When asked about what he'll be looking for in a potential school, McWilliams Jr said, "I want to set my self up for life, especially academics wise. I want to have options after basketball. Cal and Stanford are my dream schools." As far as what type of coach and style he'd like to play in at the next level, he said "I want to play for a coach that really wants to win, as well as a coach who's style is to get the ball up and down the court. I'd prefer more of an up-tempo offence than something more half court oriented."
This offseason McWilliams has been working out daily on his game, "I get shots up everyday, and been really working hard on my ball handling. I think that is my current weakest part of my game and I want to improve and work on getting by defenders in the full court." Playing with the Compton Magic program has been a great experience for McWilliams Jr, and has also helped him improve his game. His team will next be playing in the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis, IN during July 10th-14th, and then next at the Muscle Milk Battle at the Beach, at Redondo Union HS on July 18th.
Watch out for McWilliams Jr. in the future, there is no doubt that interests will continue to pile up with eventual offers coming. This young guard certainly has a bright future ahead of him, as well as the potential to become one of San Diego's top players in the class of 2016.
Local San Diego freshman picking up interest
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