2011 guard hearing from Clemson

CUTigers has the latest on another top prospect looking in the direction of the orange and purple.

When Michael Carter-Williams watches Clemson basketball on television, he really likes what he sees.

CUTigers.com recently caught up with Carter-Williams, a 2011 three star point guard out of St. Andrew's School (RI) who is expecting to make a visit to Tigertown sometime this fall.

"I like that they play such a free style," he said. "It's not too much of a structured offense. I like that. You can play how you want to play with them."

The high-pressure, running style led by Clemson Coach Oliver Purnell is one that Carter-Williams believes suits his game.

"I think I have good size and length—that always helps. I play smart. That helps too. I can shoot the ball well," he said.

Carter-Williams believes there are a few things he could improve before he makes the jump from high school to the college game. At 6-3.5 and about 165 pounds, some muscle to would be of benefit.

"I need to get stronger," he said. "If my jump shot gets more consistent, that would help too."


"I'm pretty sure once I talk to the Clemson coaches I'll be planning to make a trip down there too," Carter-Williams told CUTigers.com.
So far, Carter-Williams sports mostly offers from mid-major programs, though offers from bigger schools could start sending some his way.

His offer list includes: Massachusetts, George Mason and Providence. Clemson's ACC rival Virginia Tech has also offered. Carter-Williams expects more ACC and a few Big East offers to start coming his way soon.

"I talk to Villanova, Virginia and Pittsburgh a lot," he said.

Clemson could be also be added to that list.

Communication with the Tigers picked up around the beginning of this summer, Carter-Williams said. Since he doesn't know a lot Clemson, his visit later this fall will help him get an idea of what life on Clemson's campus would be like.

He'll also visit Notre Dame and Boston College this fall.

"I'm pretty sure once I talk to the Clemson coaches I'll be planning to make a trip down there too," he said.

A trip to Clemson wouldn't be Carter-Williams' first trip south. He's been to Georgia twice, Auburn and Florida. He spent a lot of time on the road this summer attending camps and tournaments, which brought him below the Mason-Dixon Line.

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