Four-star Malik Williams is one of the most intriguing 2017 prospects. The 6-foot-11 Williams has the ability to play inside and out, and at the NBPA Top 100 Camp showed he could compete against the best.
“It’s been going really well,” said Williams of competing at the camp. “I have just been working to get better. They try to teach us a lot, more about off the court stuff than on the court.”
On the recruiting trail schools such as Iowa, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State, Xavier, Louisville, UCLA and others are all involved.
About the process, Williams said, “Really we are just trying to take it all in and find the best fit for me. I want to continue to build strong relationships with the coaches and see if I would fit in basketball wise as well as with the campus.”
The most recent trip for Williams was to Louisville, and the Cardinals made a nice impression.
“It was a nice visit,” said Williams of Louisville. “I had a nice talk with Coach (Rick) Pitino and the coaching staff. Also I got to meet all of the players and play open gym with them. I really liked the campus as well.”
When it comes to Iowa, Williams said, “Iowa has been very consistent. Me and Coach Francis talk a lot, and he is a real cool dude. I like them a lot.”
Another school that has really been involved is Michigan State, and the Spartans continue to make a solid impression here.
“It is still a strong relationship,” said Williams of Michigan State. “They have been real with me since day one, and it is always a nice time when I go there and they have a nice campus.”
About the in-state Hoosiers, Williams said, “They said I would fit in very well. They said they would build around me, and that I could play my game the way I do now.”
Look for Williams to begin getting more serious about his recruitment during the month of August when he plans to narrow down his list.