Roosevelt Star Interested in Kansas

Yesterday Seattle (WA) Roosevelt star Marcus Williams mentioned that he received a visit at his school from the Kansas staff. was able to catch up with the 6-6 WF as he led his Seattle Rotary Select team all the way to the finals at the Spiece Run N' Slam.

“It was kind of a surprise when Kansas came by on Thursday before we left for this tournament,” Marcus Williams told “They saw me play in Las Vegas and decided to come in and see me.”

Indeed Williams was impressive in Las Vegas two weekends ago leading his team the championship of the Pump ‘N Run Spring Tournament.

Williams first burst onto the scene between his freshman and sophomore years with a standout performance in a consolation bracket at the Big Time two summers ago. Onlookers fell in love with his all around game, leadership and versatility.

However, after a relatively quiet summer last year Williams had heard from his fare share of doubters. Of course, the fact that he was playing on a team with players like Marvin Williams, C.J. Giles and Josh Heytvelt might have had a little to do with it.

Regardless, his fantastic spring has made coaches and fans all over fall in love with his game again and he has thrown his hat into the ring as a legit McDonald’s All-American candidate.

Other schools involved at this point include Washington -- whose campus is only minutes from his high school -- Florida, UConn, N.C. State, Gonzaga, Texas and Arizona. He won’t decide until the fall and would like to take an official visit to Kansas.

In fact, the timing of another Kansas target from the Seattle area’s official visit to Lawrence may play a part. You see, Williams has an extraordinarily close relationship with his Rotary teammate, Rainier Beach’s 6-5 WG Terrence Williams.

“We’re really close, he’s actually like a brother to me and stayed for about a year at my house,” said Williams. “We’ve already discussed taking an official visit to Kansas together.” Top Stories