Phog Profile: Marvin Williams

Williams sets three visits - Kansas not yet on the list. Quotes and article links on the highly ranked PF.

Marvin Williams
6'8 PF
Bremerton WA

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(05.15.03)Bremerton junior Marvin Williams will take official visits to three of the six schools he has named as finalists, according to Knights coach Casey Lindberg.

Williams, a 6-foot-8 forward, will visit Arizona (May 30 to June 1), Washington (June 6-8) and North Carolina (June 13-15) on successive weekends. That does not mean, however, that Duke, Kansas and Oregon — the remaining schools on Williams' list — have been eliminated, Lindberg said.

- Seattle Times

(05.13.03) The task is daunting for the 27-year-old assistant coach, to shed the shame of sanctions for recruiting violations while at the same time trying to recruit one of the nation's biggest high-school stars, Marvin Williams of Bremerton. They don't come along often like Williams, a 6-foot-8 forward who is so good that his final list of schools includes Kansas, North Carolina, Arizona and Duke. But he is open to staying home, which is why Oregon and Washington are on that list, and why Dollar can't wait for his probation to end.
- Seattle Times

(04.25.03) Marvin Williams has been nominated to participate in the sixth annual USA Basketball Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs June 25-29.

(04.17.03) "That's a pretty big curveball to be thrown," Lindberg said. "The only way it would have been bigger is if he had verbally committed to them. Kansas is still on the list. We're just kind of sitting in the water right now, just to kind of see what happens."

Marvin Williams' father grew up in North Carolina and still has ties to the area. With Roy Williams now in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels would seem to have grown in appeal. Both Lindberg and Marvin Williams Sr. said that's not necessarily the case.

"Marvin's not a normal kid," Lindberg said. "He thinks about stuff quite a bit. I think his decision is going to be a bit more than that." Said Marvin's father: "I think it's the same. There's a whole lot more to it for Marvin than going to a school because of the coach."

Williams still considering Kansas (Seattle Times)

(03.30.03) Marvin Williams has turned out for soccer this spring at Bremerton High School. He's a backup goalkeeper for the Knights. But what would it do to his basketball career if he gets hurt playing soccer? "I'm always worried about Marvin getting hurt," Casey Lindbergh, Bremerton boys basketball coach, told Nathan Joyce of the Bremerton Sun. "Even when he's walking down the hallway."
- Seattle Times

(03.14.03) Additionally, the Knights may just have one of the tallest soccer players around — 6-foot-8 Marvin Williams who's better known for his basketball exploits. "He came to me and said he was interested," McCoy recalled. At first the coach didn't believe him. Then a little over a week ago, Williams and basketball buddy Phil Houston came to McCoy with their completed paperwork. Williams said he's just looking for some recreation outside of the hardwood. McCoys sees him as a strong backup goalie. "Marvin is so athletic and so big," McCoy said. "He's getting his head and shoulders above the crossbar."
- Bremerton Patriot

(03.01.03) Williams was named the Narrows League Bridge Division's most valuable player earned first-team, all-state honors. He averaged 23.8 points during the season.

(02.16.03) Kansas head coach Roy Williams, himself an imminently likeable guy and master recruiter (particularly as a West Coast "raider"), made the nearly 2,000-mile trip to see Marvin play just a few weeks ago. And no matter how inflated a kid's ego gets from all of the adulation and attention he has received over a short time he never loses some of that awe from watching a guy like Roy Williams or Lute Olson walk into his gym to watch him play on a particular night.
Comparisons don't say it all about Williams

(01.19.03) The last time the Issaquah boys basketball team saw Marvin Williams, he was a 15-year-old, wide-eyed sophomore playing in his first varsity game. That was almost 14 months ago. Before Williams burst on the high-school basketball scene at some of the nation's most competitive summer camps. Before he added one inch and about 15 pounds of muscle to his lanky frame. And before he became one of the most prized junior recruits in America, attracting attention from such college programs as Arizona, Kansas and North Carolina.

Williams, a 6-foot-8 forward, drew cheers from the crowd with a pair of first-half, alley-oop dunks, but also showed his soft outside touch by hitting a pair of three-pointers. He made 10 of 11 field-goal attempts, his only miss being on a desperation, NBA-range three-pointer he took one second before halftime.

Bremerton star shines (Seattle Times)

(01.19.02) Williams scored 20 before halftime, but with the score 43-31 and 3:24 to go in the third quarter, he picked up his fourth personal foul, sending him to the bench. Williams, who finished with a game-high 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting, said he remained confident that his teammates would step up in his absence.

"We've got some good guys here who can take care of things," he said.
Red hot Knights keep rolling (The Sun)

(01.18.02) Williams scored those 20 first-half points on 8-9 shooting. He said he wasn't surprised he could score so easily, despite being guarded by Gasser. "I've played against him before, it was no problem," he said.
- Seattle Post

(01.17.02) Just like his consistent point-scoring sprees, Williams also is creating another tradition only Bremerton fans like to see. Dunks. With one hand on the back of the head, elbow extended, the other hand palming the ball, Williams can swing momentum in the Knights' favor in a stunning moment. Williams, all 6-foot-8 of him, comes out of nowhere on a rebound or a give and go pass, and what looks like a possible kiss off the glass layup gets the crowd on its feet.
- Bremerton Patriot (Includes photo)

(01.17.02) Issaquah Coach Jeff Patrick said fans can expect to see Gasser matched one-on-one with Williams, no matter if it's in the post or on the perimeter. "Marvin is being recruited by everybody and for my money, Hans is the best player in our league. So we're just going to have fun with it," Patrick said.
- Seattle Times

(01.15.02) As a lob pass was kissed off the backboard for 6-foot-8 Marvin Williams late in the fourth quarter against North Kitsap, Williams went up to flush it, and the crowd goosed forward in anticipation. The dunk didn't materialize, the ball went awry, and Williams — the highly-recruited forward whose legend has grown with every game in the West Sound — was left with two handfuls of rim.
- Bremerton Patriot

(01.04.02) The doctors had turned him loose three days earlier and Marvin Williams had gone straight to the gym, his jaw still throbbing. He had been in the dentist's chair on the day after Christmas, enduring the extraction of all four of his wisdom teeth. The procedure had laid him up for a few days and left him eager to return to the court.

"I've been working ever since I've been able to get back up," said Williams, who scored a career-high 36 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead the Knights to an 84-66 nonleague victory over Cedarcrest. "I just tried to rebound and play defense. ... I didn't know I had a career high."
Bremerton junior feeling no pain (Seattle Times)

(01.04.02) Friday nights in downtown Bremerton are about as juiced as daytime television. Not known for producing much in the way of entertainment, B-town could use a little hype, a little shot of prime time.It may have found it thanks to Marvin Williams. He plays high school basketball.

Yesterday, the 6-foot-8 Bremerton native served notice to Seattle that his hometown has at least one attraction. Williams dropped in on KeyArena to deliver a career-high 36 points in Bremerton's 84-66 victory over Cedarcrest.
Williams breaks out at Key Arena (Seattle Post)

(12.19.02) But instead of seeing Bremerton's Marvin Williams dominate, it was South Kitsap's Jake Beitinger who stole the show.
- Seattle Times

(12.18.02) Williams was limited to six points, all on free throws, for the Knights. He missed all five field-goal attempts but did pull down 10 rebounds and block four shots. "We knew everything ran through him," Beitinger said. "We stopped him from getting the ball, and kept the others from doing much else." University of Washington Coach Lorenzo Romar and Kansas Coach Roy Williams were among those in attendance.
Seattle Time

(12.15.02) Marvin's school list looks oddly familiar: North Carolina, Kansas, Duke, Arizona, Washington and Oregon. De ja vu?

(12.12.02) An early-arriving crowd that included University of Oregon Coach Ernie Kent saw a little bit of everything from the 6-foot-8 junior from Bremerton. North Carolina Coach Matt Doherty saw Bremerton's 86-63 win over King's West on Monday and Kansas Coach Roy Williams is scheduled to attend the Knights' game against South Kitsap next week, said Coach Casey Lindberg of Bremerton (2-1).
- Seattle Times

(11.11.02) We were a little disappointed with the relatively unassertive performances of this versatile combo forward at the adidas Big Time tournament in Las Vegas
- Brick Oettinger, Prepstars

(10.22.02) Marvin sometimes would tag along with his father to games or workouts, learning fundamentals in the process. Other times, the two would stay at home and study and rehearse techniques learned from a Dean Smith instructional video. Basketball was their bond. And it still is. "I knew if I could make him a point guard — if I could teach him how to handle the ball and shoot, I thought he'd be pretty good," Williams said. "But I didn't know he was going to be that tall."
Bremerton star has college world at fingertips (Seattle Times)

(10.03.02) The UW report indicated Dollar showed up in Bremerton to watch Williams work out and had improper contact with the player's mother. The document also intimated that Gonzaga and North Carolina coaches were guilty of the same violations.
Huskies slap themselves (Seattle Post)

(09.25.02) The fourth allegation involves 2004 top-10 player 6-8 Marvin Williams of Bremerton, Wash. North Carolina assistant Doug Wojcik and Gonzaga assistant Billy Grier were at an open-gym workout with Dollar watching Williams July 31 when Dollar allegedly spent 45 minutes talking to Williams' mother, which isn't allowed. Sources said both staffs would be willing to tell the NCAA that they witnessed the Dollar-Williams conversation.
ESPN

(08.10.02) Marvin Williams, a junior-to-be at Bremerton, is a 16-year-old who wears size-17 shoes and made a large impression last month while playing for Rotary Select in the summer basketball season. The 6-foot-8 forward was chosen for the all-star game at Adidas' ABCD camp in New Jersey and was named to the all-tournament team at the Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas.
- Seattle Post

(07.27.02) Sure, everyone is going ga-ga over 6-7 rising junior Marvin Williams (Bremerton H.S./Bremerton, Wash.), who wowed them at the adidas ABCD Camp. He has had Duke, North Carolina and other national powers following him and his play with Seattle Rotary Select I.
ESPN

(07.13.02) Williams averaged 18.1 points and 11.1 rebounds last year, earning all-Narrows League honors while leading Bremerton (13-12) to the Class 4A West Central District Tournament. His father, Marvin Williams, Sr., knew that his son would be judged more by how he handled himself against summer competition than during the prep season. "The thing will explode at this ABCD camp," Marvin, Sr., said during an interview in March. "That's where you find out how good you are."
SunLink

(07.12.02) 6-7 rising junior Marvin Williams, Jr. (Bremerton H.S./Bremerton, Wash.) has had the camp buzzing with the numbers that he's putting up. Simply put, Williams, who didn't have any national reputation before the camp, is too good to be playing on a second unit (he's too active and too talented). He's one of the better juniors, regardless of what unit he's playingon, in camp. Williams is a good athlete, has a nose for the ball and has no trouble scoring.
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