Terrence Williams talks about favorites

Russ Blake gives us the latest on Terrence Williams who has pared his list to seven schools this spring.

The strong and athletic 6-5, 210 pound swingman from Rainier Beach H.S. in Seattle, Wash., has pared his list to seven schools this spring. And even though Kansas got a recent commitment from fellow Emerald City hoopster Micah Downs, Terrance Williams still lists the Jayhawks as one of his options.

In fact, Williams was hoping to visit the Kansas campus in early June. The only school he's seen thus far is nearby Washington.

"I know that Kansas has picked up some guys in my class, but I think it's a good thing that they are getting great players," Williams said recently. "It's not going to affect my decision, because I think I can play against anyone."

Williams' final seven include Kansas, Arizona, Washington, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Indiana and Gonzaga. He said that he's received offers thus far from each of the schools except for Georgia Tech.

That, however, hasn't dulled Williams' interest in the Yellowjackets.

"I would like to visit Georgia Tech this spring," he said. "But if it can't be worked out, I will visit there in the fall."

While Kansas and Georgia Tech are schools he would like to visit, Williams has set up one definite trip -- he'll be at Louisville from June 11-13.

"Bill Self, Lute Olsen and Rick Pitino are three of my favorite coaches," Williams said. "I like Lorenzo Romar too, and how he is straightforward."

Williams has been a key cog for Seattle Rotary this spring. While many list him as a combo guard, we feel he's more of a two/three type with a streaky three-pointer, sharp slashing skills and capable handle.

One thing that's unquestioned is his athletic ability. Williams can snatch offensive rebounds in traffic for impressive tip slams. He's clearly a physical specimen and athlete for a wing player.

As a junior this past season at Rainier Beach, Williams averaged 14.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game.

Williams plans to play this summer on the adidas circuit with Seattle Rotary. We'll continue to monitor his game and recruitment as the critical July evaluation period approaches. Stay tuned!

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