Williams' Path Leads To A-10

Paul Williams, one of the top players in Michigan's 2008 class, is headed to the Atlantic 10. His selection means he'll have the opportunity for immediate success at one of the league's traditional powers.

The Dayton Flyers scored a big piece of good news on Wednesday. Paul Williams, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard out of Detroit Renaissance is headed to Dayton to play for Brian Gregory.

On Wednesday, Williams and one of his coaches made the trip and visited the school unofficially. Williams saw it as the perfect time to end a process that also saw him look into options at Michigan and Cincinnati.

"It was the time and the opportunity (to play)," Williams said. "They laid it all out and they've been telling me over the phone the last few months.

"It's how they run their offense. They see me coming in and making plays. That's what I do." As a junior, Williams averaged 24 points a game for Renaissance.

On the AAU circuit with The Family, he's the team's primary weapon and top perimeter scoring threat. Capable of the big number, Williams should find the transition to ball at Dayton seamless. He's got a scorer's mentality, a body ready made for college and the mindset to succeed.

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