Williams Makes Best Of Summer Opportunities

Rodney Williams is one of the most athletic prospects in the country and he got to show off his athleticism at two of the best camps this summer.

Rodney Williams had a busy summer. Not only did he play with the Howard Pulley Panthers during AAU events, but he also received invites to two of the best camps in the country.

The 6-foot-6, 185-pound wing picked up an invite to the LeBron James US Skills Academy, and after a solid performance there he was asked to play in the Nike Global Challenge against the top players in the country.

"At LeBron camp I think I did real good," Williams said. "At the Global games I don't think I played as good as I could have or should have, but it was a lot of fun and a good experience playing with such good competition."

"I think I held my own pretty good," he continued. "I just wasn't scoring like I think I could. I was rebounding and playing pretty good defense."

Despite his strong play this summer only a trio of schools have made their way to New Hope (Minn.) Robbinsdale Cooper to watch him workout.

"I haven't had too many coaches come in, but I talked to a ton of coaches this summer and I've gotten a mail from just about every school. Only like three or four came in. Northern Iowa, Iowa State and Minnesota [came in] and Miami is coming later this month."

To go with those four schools, Williams is also getting strong interest from Clemson, Purdue and Kentucky. Only Minnesota, Miami, Purdue and Iowa State have offered Williams a scholarship.

One of the schools that has a scholarship offer on the table recently received a visit from Williams.

"The only visit I took was to Iowa State," Williams said. "It was a lot of fun. We got to work out with the players during open gym that was a lot tougher. Then we went and watched the football game when they beat Iowa. That was a lot of fun."

Despite the early college interest, Williams, who is ranked No. 53 overall in the 2009 rankings, isn't in a rush to make a decision.

"I'm not really looking to make a decision anytime soon. I don't have a top list or anything."


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