T-Will commits to Louisville

6-foot-5 Terrence Williams of Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Washington, TheInsiders.com's No. 22 ranked prospect in the class, decided to join Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals Sunday night.

Apparently, it didn't take Terrence Williams long to decide afterall.

The 6-foot-5 combo guard from Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Washington made it official Sunday night, committing to Rick Pitino and the University of Louisville.

``Besides all of the accolades, they've got a real good coaching staff. You can't go wrong with them," Williams said. "If there's anyone in college whose going to make me a better young man, they're going to be it. I'm not saying Coach (Rick) Pitino's the only one, but he's one of the top guys - if not the top."

"I felt that Kansas wanted me but that Louisville needed me a lot more," Williams explained. "You can't go wrong learning from Coach Pitino and Coach Theus. With the recruiting class we've got coming in, I really feel I'm apart of something special."

Williams, who made an official visit to Louisville last weekend prior to a visit to Kansas a few days later, is ranked the No. 22 overall player by TheInsiders.com in the class of 2005.

A strong, physical and athletic player who spends the majority of his time at the point - but will likely end up playing the majority of his time at shooting guard alongside recent Louisville pledge Andre McGee in college.

``Since we're going to the Big East, he can't play the point all the time," Williams said of McGee. "With both of us, it's a deadly backcourt."

T-Will is also excited about the competition of Louisville's new league and said the Big East was certainly a factor in his decision.

"It's a great league and you have to come ready to play every night out," Williams said. "Every night is going to be a big game in that league."

Williams chose the Cardinals over Indiana and Kansas and joins 7-foot Clarence Holloway of Chicago, 6'7 Lamar Roberson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 5'11 Andre McGee of Moreno Valley, California and 6'9 Amir Johnson of Los Angeles, California as members of Louisville's class of 2005. 6'11 David Padgett also recently transferred from Kansas and will be eligible for the 2005-06 season.


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