Amir Williams Visits DePaul

Amir Williams is currently ranked as the second best center prospect in the class of 2011 by Scout.com. The Detroit Country Day big man took time out from his schedule to visit DePaul's Lincoln Park campus this week. Learn more about the four-star center in this report…

Amir Williams stopped by DePaul on Wednesday afternoon for an unofficial visit with the Blue Demons coaching staff.

"I walked around the campus," said Willams, who is regarded as one of the best post prospects in the nation. "I thought it was a nice campus, it was a pretty good visit."

Williams competed with The Family AAU program in July. At Nike Peach Jam last month, Williams played in one of the best frontcourts in the country along with 6-8 forward Trey McDonald and 6-6 wing Dom Pointer.

After a summer on the AAU circuit, Williams is now spending August contemplating the many high-major basketball programs that are vying for his services.

DePaul finds itself on Williams' list along with many others. Right now it is a lengthy list that includes Cincinnati, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue and Tennessee.

After visiting DePaul, Williams isn't sure where he will turn next.

"There's a lot of schools in the mix right now," said Amir. "As of now I don't have any visits planned. I probably will in the next couple weeks or so, before I go back to school."

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell followed Williams and his teammates closely while at Nike Peach Jam in July.

"They contacted me through my AAU coach," Williams said.

If Williams were to come to DePaul he would be following in the footsteps of many other prospects from the state of Michigan to come to DePaul. Saginaw's Dar Tucker, Detroit's Jabari Currie, and Wilson Chandler, a former Michigan Mr. Basketball from Benton Harbor, all found their way to Lincoln Park in the last seven years.

The 6-10, 210 lb. forward took in all of the sights in the Windy City on Wednesday afternoon.

"This was my first time I've been down to Chicago," said Amir. "It's a pretty nice city."

Overall, Williams liked what he saw while in Lincoln Park.

"We took a tour of the campus," said Williams. "We watched some video of how they did at Clemson. It was pretty good."

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