FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Four-star 2017 center Malik Williams showcased why he is one of the top players in country this weekend, as he starred for his AAU squad in the Spiece Run-N-Slam All-Star Classic.
At 6-foot-10, 200-pounds, Williams possesses a rare skill-set. He can defend, shoot, and run the court, and is an excellent shot blocker. Rated the No. 43 overall player in the country, he holds top offers from around the country, including Michigan.
In fact, Michigan coach John Beilein stopped by recently to see Williams workout, and it seems the Wolverines are trendy in positive direction for his services, says Williams.
“They came in and watched me work out and we had a talk after that he was going to start the recruiting process with me,” Williams said of Beilein.
Williams continued: “They are a good program. Now that they came in, they have started a good relationship with me. We’re talking. They are a good program for me.”
With his relationship with U-M blossoming, next up Williams says he would like to head up to Michigan for a visit.
“But it probably won’t happen till after the summer though,” he said, adding: “I want to see if it is a nice campus and see what they offer education-wise. I want to see how the program really is.”
Other than Michigan, Williams says Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue and Iowa are among the top schools showing interest in his recruitment.
As far as a commitment timeline, Williams has a specific date in mind.
“I was thinking of my birthday on August 26th, but I’m not sure yet,” he said. “If not, I’ll just cut my list down.”
Williams says he would like to take all of his official visits.
“I’m really just looking for a strong relationship between me and the coaches,” he said.