Carolina back in the hunt for Williams

Roy Williams was in Georgia on Tuesday night to watch Louis Williams score 43 points. And now, the Tar Heels are back in the picture for one of the nation's top juniors.

After watching the 43-point performance, the Tar Heel head coach made it clear that he'd be returning to the South Gwinnett (Ga.) gym in the near future.

"Yes, he did speak with me," said South Gwinnett coach Roger Fleetwood. "(Roy) said that they'd be actively recruiting Louis this year and that they'd be back."

In fact, the UNC staff has been eying him for several months.

"[UNC assistant coach Joe] Holladay has been actively in touch with me since Fall," Fleetwood said.

Williams, at 6-2, 170 pounds, is one of the best players in the class of 2005, maybe the most talented in terms of raw ability overall. He's got insane athletic ability, an electric first step and range on his jumper. He's very talented and almost unguardable at this level, reminiscent of Steve Francis and Allen Iverson with his offensive package.

A scoring guard with point skills, Williams is ranked No. 10 in the class of 2005 by Dave Telep -- and other publications have him even closer to, if not at, the top.

"Bottom line is that I think the old regime in Chapel Hill recruited Louis about as hard as they could've at that time," Fleetwood said. "I think Roy just had to concentrate on what he was doing in 2004. Now that that's done, I think he'll concentrate on what he wants to do in 2005. I think Louis is going to be in Carolina's plans for 2005."

Has a scholarship offer been extended yet?

"I don't know that there has been an offer, but they said that they'd be actively recruiting him," Fleetwood said.

With the Tar Heels back in the picture, Williams' school list now stands at Georgia, Tennessee, Wake Forest, North Carolina and Memphis

"Louis isn't going to make any visits until the end of the season," Fleetwood said. "I think right now, he's going to focus on the team."


For more on Williams, check out IC's Louis Williams profile.

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