TOC: Louis Williams Spotlight

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Louis Williams is more than two years away from beginning his college career, but he already has a list of his top three choices.

A 6-0, 170-pound rising junior, Louis Williams is eying Georgia, Duke and North Carolina.

"Those are really my top three teams - I don't really want to leave the southeast to play college ball," he said, noting that Tennessee was the only other school he could consider. "I'm a home-body, I don't like to be far from home."

He's familiar with the Georgia program, as he attends in-state South Gwinnett HS and recently met with new coach Dennis Felton.

Having already narrowed down the list, the next step will be taking the visits.

"I'd like to come back when I'm just by myself with my coaches and look at [those schools]," he said.

The new UNC staff hasn't been in close contact yet, but Williams is in no rush.

"Not yet, the new coaching staff hasn't contacted me yet, but that comes with time," he said. "I'm not really looking for or expecting it, it just takes time."

It takes only a couple of minutes to realize that he's one of the top players in the Class of 2005. His face is young, but his game is mature well beyond his years.

Williams is a deadly all-around offensive threat, with lightening-quick speed, and all the tools to score every which way. He posted 20 points Saturday morning in the Smith Center and recorded five assists.

Williams said his doctors project him to grow quite a bit more, but he has his doubts and is focusing on being a college point guard.

"I'm looking forward to playing point, but I know I have to work on my ballhandling skills," he said.

And he'll have more than two years to prepare, just like he has two years to choose from his list of three schools.

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