Rodney Williams Jr. Talks Recruitment

Rodney Williams Jr., a 6-foot-6, 185-pound forward from Robbinsdale (MN) Cooper, is one of the top players in the state, as well as one of the top athletes in the country. Williams is considered a must-get recruit for Minnesota, which has landed AAU teammate Royce White. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Williams to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Rodney Williams Jr. paced Cooper to a 23-9 mark this past season as he led the Hawks to a fourth-place finish in the Class AAAA State Tournament. They upset Osseo in the section finals, giving the Orioles their only loss of the season. Williams Jr. averaged 2.31 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.1 blocked shots and 2.4 assists per game.

Williams Jr. averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 blocked shots and 2.3 assists per game as he led the Hawks to a 21-7 record as a sophomore.

Williams told GoldenSports.Net that Connecticut is the latest school on his list, but that he is still wide open.

"I plan to narrow it down after the Peach Jam," he said.

Williams is also considering Miami, Minnesota, Iowa State and Kansas.

He skipped the recent Paul Pierce camp to attend summer school. He is working hard on his academics to be eligible as a college freshman.

Williams will attend the LeBron James Skills Academy for the second straight year along with White as Minnesota assistant coach Vince Taylor will be in attendance. Williams will play with the Howard Pulley AAU team in the Peach Jam and Super Showcase.

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