Nobody expected it.
With just three days left in August of 2008, the University of Kentucky Wildcats picked up another player in the 2008 recruiting class today. Enter Donald Williams. Williams is a 6'5" shooting guard who played for Progressive Christian Academy in Maryland and his former High School coach, Jason Forbes, spoke about his former star.
Williams was a bit of an unknown until this past summer after he was named Most Outstanding Player at the Bob Gibbons TOC while averaging 23 points per game for the New Orleans Jazz. This sparked interest from schools such as Marquette, St. John's, Central Florida, and yes, Kentucky.
Many Kentucky fans were shocked of the news that a new name had been added to the roster this late in August. "Kentucky just got involved with him about a month ago, but I wasn't sure how serious they were," Forbes said. "I just overnighted his transcripts to them a couple days ago."
So what can be said about Donald Williams?
"First I've got to speak of his character. He is just a great, great kid. He's the kind that people hate to see leave this area, he's such a good kid."
So, what about Donald's game? "He's a shooter. He's not a slasher, he's a shooter. There's no other way I can say it except he can shoot the crap out of the ball. He can dunk that ball too, oh yeah. He can get up and throw it down."
So obviously Coach Forbes believes Williams is a shooter, but what are his weaknesses? "He needs to work on his ball handling. He's not good enough to create his shot off the dribble just yet. He's very effective at what he does and he knows his limitations."
So what can Kentucky fans expect from Donald Williams? "Expect a great kid who will be good for the Kentucky program. Expect him to be able to shoot that ball, I can't emphasize that enough."
DICKSON: Donald Williams headed to UK
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