U-M keeping watchful eye on Tyler Williams

Tyler Williams, class of 2015 guard out of Hebron high school in Lewisville, TX has shown a ton of potential. The Michigan coaching staff continues to stay in contact in order to forge better relationship with him. He talked to GBW about becoming a better player, and about his relationship his with the Wolverines.

Last year while looking at Tyler Williams play, you could see his knowledge and ability to play the game of basketball. He had the ability to get in the lane and finish, or dish to a teammate to score at the cup. As far as Williams is concerned there certain parts of his game he can become better at.

"I am trying to improve my game," he told GoBlueWolverine, and one of the areas I am working on is my long range shooting. Another area is defense -- I want to impact the game more to be a complete player. I want to guard any position 1-5 and try to get more deflections in the passing lane."

Williams has a part of his game that he has been working on to not only help himself but his teammates as well.

"Being a leader out on the floor," he said, "and hoping to help my teammates, whether it might it be leading by example or giving them a little encouragement. I want to have a positive attitude so that it will affect my teammates during a game."

Tyler has offers and interest from many schools that he is building a relationship with. One of those schools is Michigan who has kept a watchful eye on him since last summer.

"Michigan has stayed in contact with me," he said. "When they were in Dallas down at the Elite Eight they called and checked in with me. They wanted to see how I was doing. We were catching up and becoming more known to each other, in order to familiarize ourselves with each other."

The Wolverines are familiar with Williams -- he came on an unofficial visit last year in October for a football game, and their main recruiter for Tyler stays in contact with him.

"BA (assistant coach Bacari Alexander) is a very outgoing coach. I love talking to him. We talk about school and life. He also talks to me about what he wants me to work on in my game, to get better. BA wants me to start finishing above the rim and to have a more consistent outside jumper."

Tyler attended the Michigan Elite Camp that Michigan last year. He enjoyed it, but this year he hopes to leave an even bigger impression on the Wolverines.

"When I came to the Elite camp last year I was coming off of a hip injury. I am looking forward to performing this year. I am trying to get to know the coaches better, and leave with a scholarship offer."

With the way Williams game is coming together, an offer for him is certainly a possibility.

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