MarquetteHoops.com: Congratulations on your decision to come to Marquette!
Nick Williams: Thank you sir, it feels great. I can't wait!
MarquetteHoops.com: I have seen you listed anywhere from 6'3 – 6'5, how tall are you?
Nick Williams: 6'4 ½ almost 6'5. The doctor says I might grow a little more, but I don't think so. My dad is only 6'0 so I have already outgrown everyone in my family.
MarquetteHoops.com: Who are the biggest influence in your life, on or off the court?
Nick Williams: My mom – Gloria Williams, my high school coach, Otis Hughley and my dad, Harold White.
MarquetteHoops.com: What do people not know about you?
Nick Williams: My whole life I always played in the post, this is my first year playing a wing position.
MarquetteHoops.com: What do you like to do off of the court?
Nick Williams: Not much, I'm always playing basketball, so when I'm not I just watch TV – always Sports Center. When my friends come over the first thing they say is "Are you watching Sports Center again? Don't you ever get tired of that?" Never.
MarquetteHoops.com: You got an up close look at Marquette when you went to Milwaukee for Marquette's Elite Camp, what was that like?
Nick Williams: It was a great atmosphere – the players never pressured me about anything, they just made me feel like I was one of the guys and I felt very comfortable there.
MarquetteHoops.com: Todd Rosiak reported that your Dad was a "die-hard MU fan"? How did that happen?
Nick Williams: I don't even know. The first time that coach Crean was on the phone with me and my dad, my dad started telling all of these Al McGuire stories, things that I never knew. He always loved the way Marquette played, and knows more about Marquette than I ever thought he did.
MarquetteHoops.com: What is the #1 Reason why you picked Marquette?
Nick Williams: I felt like it was the best place for me to come and get the chance to play right away. Dominic, Wes & Jerel are great and I will come in and replace them when they're gone. Coach Crean is a great person and to have him work with me every day will help me become a better player, and that is the biggest reason why I want to come to Marquette.
Stay tuned for Part II of the Nick Williams interview, Nick will describe his game and get more into his recruitment…