Tuesday during the school day Illinois Head Coach Bruce Weber and assistant coach Tracey Webster made the visit to see Willie Kemp. Last night I spoke with Maxine Kemp, Willie's mother, about her contact with Weber and Webster. "Oh, they're both real nice men. They had a lot of good things to say about Willie and what they could offer him in college."
Maxine is very ill these days and doesn't get around very well, which is one of the reasons she didn't get to meet the coaches first hand. "I had a doctor's appointment Tuesday and I couldn't miss it, but Willie said he liked everything about them. I'm not like most parents - I will let Willie pick his own school. I will not influence him one bit," she added.
"Because of my health Willie may not want to go too far away to college, but to me it doesn't matter. I just want him to be happy." Right now schools on his list are Illinois, Arkansas and Alabama, but according to sources his favorite two are Illinois and Arkansas.
Another piece of information is that Willie has a lot of family that lives in the state of Illinois, so that's a plus for him.
This is what Scout.com had to say about Willie: "Can really score. Has worked to improve his perimeter shot. Teams he runs always win. Developing improved presence and poise at the point. Great body for the position."
Just recently at the Real Deal on the Hill in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Kemp's AAU team (Memphis Pump ‘n Run) took home the gold with Kemp finishing with 24 points and was named the MVP of that game.
Read here at Illiniboard.com for more on Kemp's recruitment.