Williams' Recruitment Picking up Steam

Herb Sendek and N.C. State are going to have to beat out some heavy hitters for Marcus Williams. <P>

Herb Sendek and N.C. State are going to have to beat out some heavy hitters for Marcus Williams.

The smooth 6-6 ½, 195-pound Seattle Roosevelt (Wash.) swingman, who has long listed the Wolfpack among his favorites, has recently added Maryland and Michigan State to a group that already consisted of Arizona, UConn and N.C. State.

``I'm going to make my decision in the fall," Williams said. "I was going to make it earlier, but I want to take all my visits at the same time so I can compare them. I'll take some of them in September and, hopefully, a few in August."

Here's a rundown of what Williams had to say about each of his top choices at this time:

UConn: ``Dominating. They proved how good they were and had the No. 2 and No. 3 picks in the draft. You can't lose with that."

Arizona: ``Guards. They have really good guard play and they almost always end up making it in the league. Obviously, that's my goal."

Maryland: ``Tradition. They have a really strong tradition. I've been watching them since they had Steve Francis."

Michigan State: ``Aggressive. I like their style of play. They really hit the boards and get you prepared for the NBA."

N.C. State: ``Style of play. They go with four out and the guards really move the ball."

Williams will play at the adidas Superstar Camp in about 10 days and then travel with his Rotary Select team to the Final Score tournament and then to the adidas64 and the Best of Summer.

``I want to go out there and show everyone I can play," said Williams, who has a 2.7 GPA and scored a 1020 on the SAT. "But it's mostly for myself. I go out there to win. This is my last time on the circuit and winning is the main thing."


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