Junior Watch: Williams Getting Attention

The talented two-guard from Los Angeles Price, Derrick Williams, might pull the trigger on any one of three Pac-10 schools, depending on who offers him soon...

Derrick Williams, 6-2 JR SG, Los Angeles (Calif.) Price, has had a big junior season, leading his team to the Southern Section Division V-A Championship, while still alive in the state championship, playing this Saturday in the final of the Southern California Division V Regional.

Williams, who is the #9 ranked shooting guard in the junior class, is a quick, skilled guard with a great feel and vision for the game. He's averaging 16 points per game on the season for a Price team that shuttles in waves of players in an up-tempo, high-pressure style.

All of this has gotten him some strong early recruiting attention. Williams said that he's getting some serious early looks from the likes of Oregon, USC, and Oregon State, among others.

"Right now, I'm still wide open, but I do like those three. If one of them offered, I don't know, I could commit," Williams said.

Williams wants to stay in the west, feel comfortable in his surroundings, and feel comfortable especially with the coach. "I'd like the coach to be Christian," Williams said.

Oregon State assistant Brad Soucie and USC assistant Curtis Townsend have both been out to watch Williams work out at his high school. "Those two and Oregon have said they're very interested and could maybe offer soon," Williams said.

Williams has a 2.8 GPA but hasn't taken the SAT as of yet.

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