"Mike has verbally committed to Kentucky," Bishop Ireton coach Mark Vincent told Scout.com. "He did it yesterday. That's where he'll be attending."
Last season, Williams averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds for Ireton. Williams, a member of the Triple Threat AAU team, missed the entire summer circuit. He had a cyst removed from his knee and is still rehabbing the injury.
"Everybody comes in and watches him workout and they love his hands," Vincent said. "More importantly he's in the very early stages of his basketball development. He's 7-foot and he weighs 270."
The fit with Williams and Kentucky runs deeper than basketball. The center has a lot to offer the program and Tubby Smith thinks Williams is the type of all-around kid he wants to coach.
"He's a 3.2 student and he's a great ambassador of our school, not just the basketball program," Vincent said. "He wants to fit in, play basketball and be well liked. That convinced Coach Smith that they're not only getting a good basketball player but he's going to work."