Visits Key In Williams Decision

Elliot Williams told he's trying to set up his four official visits. The wing reiterated the relevance each trip holds as he strives to make a decision.

A successful summer was the springboard for what will be an extremely busy fall. Elliot Williams, a 6-foot-4 wing out of Collierville (Tenn.) St. George's, is one of the most coveted recruits in the nation. His candidacy for the McDonald's All-American game was solidified last month.

The next step for Williams, who trimmed his list to four programs, is the official visits. Tennessee, Duke, Virginia and Memphis made the final cut and will get trips. "We're in the midst of doing all that right now," Williams said. "We're trying to get the dates together. We don't have anything confirmed yet."

A live-bodied wing, Williams is searching for the right combination of attributes in a program. Unlike many of his peers who have already committed and will take ceremonial trips in the fall, Williams' quest to find his school hinges on the tours.

"Right now I'm in the midst of looking at them and see what's best for me. I want to see how I fit in with the players and what coaches I like the best.

"A team must have individuals willing to get better and follow the coach's lead. Mostly you have to be in the circle (to see it) and you have to have those type players who do anything to win."

In addition to taking inventory of what the programs have to offer, Williams is looking at how he can improve on his own burgeoning game.

"The summer and April period I played real well. I felt like I got on the map and the rest took care of itself. I did well in all the camps I went to. This was the best summer I've had in my basketball career.

"Really, at the end of the summer I wanted to get in the weight room. I've got to get my body right. Hopefully, I'll have another part of my game where the strength will help."

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