Nike Camp: Day One Press Room

<b>INDIANAPOLIS -</b> Louis Williams in having one heckuva summer. On Wednesday he discussed his future and we caught up with a handful of prospects at one of the Nike media sessions.

The games don't officially start until Thursday, though there will be a practice/scrimmage session Wednesday evening here at the Nike All-American Camp. However, Nike's media sessions kicked off this afternoon.

One of the interesting topics to follow during the July period will be the evolution of guard Louis Williams. Right now, he's red-hot in terms of his appeal. We list him as the top guard in America and you know what that means: potential NBA jump.

Now, we aren't authorizing that move but it would be naïve to think Williams hasn't thought about it. "I would have to get a lot stronger and more mature," Williams said. "The NBA will be there and it would be special to be a part of that elite group."

Williams, an offensive machine, knows that defensively he's got to pick it up. "I have slow reaction time when it comes to guarding players with quickness," a candid Williams.

Knowing that the potential of a leap to the NBA exists, Williams has told Georgia's Dennis Felton not to recruit another guard but he would understand if the coach saw it fit to go that route and wouldn't be the least bit upset with the Dawgs.

"Right now, Mike [Mercer] and I made this commitment that we are going to college. Right now I am going to the University of Georgia."

School Lists

Forward Jamal Boykin (No. 69) says ideally he would like to take just three official visits in September. Right now, Georgia Tech and Boston College are likely to get the first visits and Duke would be third. Pittsburgh and Illinois are still in mix. "As the summer moves forward, I can investigate more and I can narrow it down," Boykin said.

Florida Air Academy guard Walter Hodge (No. 57) said that despite Florida's two recent guard commits – one combo and one shooter – the Gators have told him there is still room for his services. He lists UF, Arkansas and Hofstra followed by Cincinnati, Kansas, Indiana and Miami. …

Devan Downey is primed to continue his hot summer run. The No. 38 prospect says that Tennessee is recruiting him the hardest. He's got offers from Massachusetts and South Carolina but feels little pressure to stay in-state. "I don't want to commit too fast," Downey said. "When I commit, I want to know that's where I'll be basketball and school-wise." Downey said he remains open to new schools. …

Junior Demond Carter out of Louisiana is already attending his third Nike Camp. Carter says that Baylor is clearly recruiting him the hardest but that Kansas and Tennessee are on him pretty good as well. …

Shooter Billy Humphrey out of Georgia says he could be close to pulling the trigger. The No. 79 prospect has Auburn, Tennessee and Georgia Tech as his favorites; only Tech hasn't offered. The Jackets want to watch him this week and could be close to pulling the trigger. However, while it was thought that at one time GT would get him if it offered it now looks like the Jackets would have to show him the same kind of love as everyone else and it would be no done deal he'd commit to them. …

Junior Bryan Davis, a 6-foot-8 standout out of Texas thinks it's too early to gauge his recruitment. "I'm kind of young. I don't worry about it and I don't want it to get to my head." Baylor, Arizona, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma are pursuing him already. …

Word is that it's going to be hard to get Keith Brumbaugh out of the state of Florida. Florida and Florida Stare are really in there and the NBA chatter around him has died down some. …


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