SG Kendall Williams Profile
Fresh off a 25-point, 10-rebound performance in Los Osos High School's (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) first-round playoff win on Wednesday night, CUTigers caught up with Scout.com three-star rated, No. 41 ranked shooting guard Kendall Williams. After a second-round game on Friday night, he and his parents will board a red-eye flight bound for the East Coast.
The family will drive up to Clemson after arriving in Atlanta with plans to remain in Tigertown until Sunday evening.
"I just want to see if it's the place that I can spend the next few years," Williams said. "I want to know what it's like to be there 24/7 because it might be my new home.
"I want to get a good feel for the people, the community, the coaches, the players and get an overall feeling of what it's like in South Carolina and Clemson."
Before the season he visited Marquette, but "that's not an option anymore." Williams saw New Mexico two weeks ago. With no other officials planned, Clemson could be his third and final official visit, although Georgetown, Illinois, Boston College and Oregon have all offered.
There's no definite timetable on when he wants to have a decision ready.
"Sooner than later," Williams said. "I want to knock these officials out and go quickly from there…I want to evaluate and make a decision."
Clemson came into the picture shortly before his second official visit.
"We've been in contact for about three weeks," Williams said .
"I had a good game that (assistant coach Josh Postorino) was at. They came right back out to another game, and I had another good game."
There's a slight connection between Williams' family and Clemson beyond basketball.
"I've been to North Carolina. My family has been to South Carolina. My sister's good friend was at Clemson for a while. We're friends with their entire family. My parents went there, but I've been to North Carolina. I don't know how close they resemble each other," he said.
Williams has always been familiar with Clemson through keeping up with college basketball. Playing in a traditionally strong conference contributes to the Tigers' effort.
"It's a great program that coach Purnell has. Obviously, it's in the ACC. It's really competitive," he said. "That's a program, if you keep up with college basketball; you know about and hear about."
Bound for Tigertown?
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