UNC Offers Sharpshooter

Kenny Williams received a phone call late Sunday evening from Roy Williams. The Tar Heel head coach was calling to inform the 2015 shooting guard that he now has a UNC scholarship offer.

Williams told Inside Carolina that the offer gave him a "great feeling."

"I can't even describe it right now," he said.

The 6-3 standout from Chesterfield (Va.) Bird arrived on the national stage by posting impressive three-point shooting numbers on the AAU circuit this year with his Boo Williams team.

He shot 62% on three-pointers on the opening weekend of the EYBL season back in April, and by the end of May ended up with a 47% three-point shooting mark for the entire EYBL regular season.

The AAU team's namesake and head coach had high praise for the long-range shooting ability of his star guard.

“He’s a great three-point shooter and he can put the ball on the floor,” Boo Williams said.

“J.J. Redick is the only person (I’ve had) that shoots it better than Kenny. Carolina fans don’t want to hear that. He’s not at the same level as J.J., but the next level below it.

“He’s a great kid, great on and off the court. He would represent the University well.”

Williams has listed UNC among a leaderboard recently that includes Michigan, Indiana, Georgetown, and VCU.

UNC, in an ongoing search for a three-point specialist, initiated contact after the sterling opening weekend of the EYBL back in April. UNC assistant coach Hubert Davis has led the recruitment since, while Roy Williams conducted evaluation viewings throughout July.

As for the Tar Heels' chances, the coach said the offer will have a big impact on his recruitment.

“They have a good shot," Boo Williams said. "Carolina has had a lot of our kids, so a Carolina offer means a lot.”

As a junior, he led Chesterfield (Va.) L.C. Bird to a 19-5 record while being named to the Virginia All-State team. Williams averaged 21.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, including a 50-point game during the regular season.

His final averages for the EYBL regular season and finals combined (19 games) were 13.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists on 43.7% three-point shooting and a 39.4% overall field goal total.

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