Williams gains new interest

The legendary Boo Williams historically has secured some great perimeter shooters to his summer league team, including J.J. Redick a decade ago and Robert Johnson last year.

While it's premature to slot Kenny Williams into that category, the junior guard also can fill it up from deep. At last weekend's Southern Jam Fest, Williams showed off a smooth long-distance stroke that alone could carry him to solid scholarship offers.

But he's more than that. Williams also is a highly intelligent and instinctive player who sees the entire floor, makes heady defensive plays and is a particularly talented passer.

His recruitment is only beginning to blossom, and don't be surprised if he accumulates multiple offers by the end of summer.

"My offers are VCU, Virginia Tech, George Mason and just got William & Mary," Williams said. "The new Virginia Tech staff contacted me two weeks ago."

Williams added that Northern Arizona also is interested, and again, he's very likely to add offers — perhaps as early as next week, after coaches watch him this weekend.

"I'm thinking I won't commit until fall," he said. "One of the main things is the whole coaching staff and my relationship with them."

Williams knows he needs to improve. In addition to getting stronger — a top priority for most prospects we cover — he cited his ballhandling as another need to address.


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