Williams gets release, four in the mix
Kenny Williams, a 6-foot-3 four-star shooting guard, recently asked for his release from his Letter of Intent with VCU. His father – Kenny Williams Sr. – informed Scout that they have received the release. “He’s started the recruiting process,” Williams Sr. said. “Right now he’s trying go gather information and see what’s available to him and try and create some relationships and try to make some decisions in the near future.” Thus far the schools heavily involved are North Carolina, Michigan, Georgetown and Virginia. Before picking VCU in mid-August, Williams considered all four schools, except for Virginia. “I know he had an offer from UNC and Georgetown,” Williams Sr. said. “No official offer from Michigan or UVa so far. I think they want to sit and talk to him before they make an official offer.” “It’s a situation where I told him that every dark cloud has a silver lining,” he added. “The sliver lining is his intentions from the beginning were to take four of his official visits. He felt so comfortable with Smart and his staff that he felt like he didn’t have to take anymore. Now it’s come full circle. I’m pretty sure he wants to take his visits.” A standout at Chesterfield (Va.) L.C. Bird, Williams has already gotten on the phone with a couple of the head coaches. “He’s talked to coach [Roy] Williams, coach [John] Beilein and coach [Tony] Bennett - all of those guys have expressed a lot of interest in him. I don’t know what all they talked about. I talked to them and they all seemed very interested in him. They also want to get to know him as person.” To go with official visits, Williams is also working to schedule some in-home visits “We’ll schedule a few in-home visits and also some unofficials once the dead period is over,” he said. “He’ll have to do in 30 to 45 days what he was trying to do in two years. We are in the process of trying to work those out,” Williams Sr. said. “Coach Beilein will come in on Friday. We are trying to figure those out.” “Hopefully we’ll set some unofficials once the dead period opens back up. Hopefully do some visits that last week of April and the couple of weeks of May. He doesn’t want to string it along.” Williams is one of the top three-point shooters in the 2015 class. During his last summer on the AAU circuit, Williams shot 43.7 percent from behind the three-point stripe.