INDIANAPOLIS (IN) - As the high school basketball season come to a close around the country, prospects will begin their journey to AAU tournaments around the country.
One prospect that is looking forward to the potential this summer is Xeyrius Williams.
The class of 2015 forward from Huber Heights (OH) has his sights set on the spring and summer AAU circuit.
"I want to improve my inside game along with improving outside," Williams explained to InsideTheDawgPound. "I'm playing with All-Ohio Black, but in july I'm going to play with Red EYBL."
The chance to play on a national stage in the EYBL and Peach Jam is something that Williams has looked forward to for some time. Williams has seen his recruitment continue to grow throughout the high school season.
Williams and Wayne High School had a successful season. The Warriors finished 20-6, but lost to Trotwood-Madison (OH) 60-58 last Wednesday.
Williams averaged 11.2 points, 10.3 rebounds per game, this season and really finished strong, averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds over the final 10 games.
That success on the court this season has led to more interest on the recruiting trail.
Williams has offers from Toledo, Lehigh, Wright State, Ohio, Kennesaw State, Kent State, and Robert Morris, with interest from others including Wichita State, Iowa, Miami (OH), Dayton, Belmont, Akron, and Pennsylvania.
So who is recruiting Williams the hardest? A trio of in-state programs.
"Kent State, Toledo, and OU," Williams said.
One school that Williams thought highly of earlier this year was Butler. The Bulldogs had reached out to the long forward last fall and made an impression, but the contact has faded.
"I haven't had any recent contact with them," Williams said.
The 6-foot 7 forward is looking to plan visits for later this year, but hasn't had a chance to finalize any plans. He does have an idea of when he would like to make a decision, or at least narrow down his list.
"I want to start narrowing it down my senior year."