Apollo's Williams Off To Big East

Jonathan Williams, a big man out of Apollo High in Minnesota has made his pick. He's headed to the Big East … eventually.

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Jonathan Williams will one day play for the Red Storm of St. John's. This week, he committed to St. John's.

Last year, he transferred into the school district from Atlanta, Ga. His parents live in Florida right now, according to his high school coach. He played in 8 games at Apollo as a junior averaging 10 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks.

He took unofficial visits to Marquette and Minnesota. His final three schools were Minnesota (no offer), Miami-FL and the Red Storm. He visited SJU on Oct. 18.

"He's raw but in two years he's going to be pretty darn good," Apollo head coach Dean Kesler said. "He started playing basketball really late. Overall, he's a little behind some things but he's so athletic and so raw. He's 6-9 and 240."

Williams will have this season and the next to perfect his craft before he enrolls at SJU. "He'll probably end up a prep school next year first. He started basketball so late. If he goes to a prep school he'll get 40 or 50 more games. Grade wise, he hasn't qualified yet. He's close. But, from the basketball standpoint prep school is probably the best for him."

St. John's was always a place that interested Williams. He loves Madison Square Garden. Eventually, he'll get the chance to lace them up in the building.

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