"I've been wanting to play there since I was in the 10th grade," Williamson told Scout.com. "The fans here … it's exciting!"
Williamson averaged a whopping 27 points and 11 rebounds a game as a sophomore at Cincy State. His monster year came after a freshman season in which he hit for 18 and 10 a night.
The newest Bearcat laid out exactly what Cincy fans can expect to see next fall. "They can expect a lot of energy. I'm going to play hard. I don't know if they've seen anything but I know they've heard: I play hard every game. Hopefully they'll honor it because I'm going to come in and work hard."
Williamson felt it was an honor – and it was important to him – to become Cronin's initial recruit at Cincinnati. "It's very important. I take it personally. He's been following me since I was a freshman. To make an effort to have me as the first recruit I take it personally. He knew I was interested and I like it a lot."
Cincinnati State head coach Andre Tate on Williamson (from the school website)– "John has worked himself into a high division one player - he has the ability to dominate a game. He is considered one of the top players in the country."