Spartans look West at prolific scoring wing

The fact that a west coast player would express interest in Michigan State indicates the Spartans may be widening their zone of recruiting interest in an attempt to stay among the elite teams in the NCAA.

Michigan State is interested in 6' 7" guard forward Marcus Williams, a prolific scorer for Seattle's Roosevelt high school Spartans Insider has learned.

MSU has sent out feelers and has received positive feedback that Williams in interested in becoming a Spartan as well.

The 6' 7" wing is coming off a junior season where he led the King County 4A conference in scoring, pouring in 27.6 points per game and also averaged 11.8 rebounds per game.

MSU is not alone in their interest. Williams has received feelers from some of the premier collegiate programs in the nation and has a preliminary list consisting of Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina State and Texas.

Still, the fact that a west coast player would express interest in Michigan State indicates the Spartans may be widening their zone of recruiting interest in an attempt to stay among the elite teams in the NCAA.

Williams' coach Rob Sarmiento says one thing that appeals to NCAA coaches is that Williams is soft-spoken and very coachable.

"He just quietly goes about his business and gets the job done. You don't really think about it," said Sarmiento, "He can go out and score 30 points when you only thought he was getting five points."

"Basketball's always been my passion," Williams said. "It's the only organized sport I've ever played. I've messed around playing other sports, but basketball has always been it for me."

It would be a great coup if MSU could land their first star prospect from the Pacific Northwest.


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