NBPA: Marcus Williams Spotlight

RICHMOND, VA. -- Marcus Williams capped off an impressive week at the NBPA Camp by scoring a game-high 22 points in the championship game.

"Marcus Williams? Love his game," said IC's Clint Jackson. "He's a smooth point guard who can drive, shoot and run the offense. He's got a confident swagger to him and beats folks off the dribble with his long stides. He's got a great looking southpaw stroke from the arc and can finish in the lane pretty well. Good body control, keeps his head up while he dribbles and throws strikes to his teammates who are open near the basket. He's got to be one of the best half-dozen point guards in the nation without a doubt."

The 6-3 lefty floor general from California's 2003 class is heading east to the prestigious Oak Hill Academy (Va.) this fall to avoid numerous distractions at home.

He's already significantly narrowed his list of schools, mentioning Maryland, Georgia Tech, Connecticut, UCLA … and North Carolina.

"[The Carolina coaches] said Raymond Felton might go one and out and they said that I'm the first point guard they're recruiting out of this class," Williams said. "They weren't going to recruit another point guard from our class, but they are and they said I'm the first one."

Of the five official visits he'll be allowed to take, Williams said he expects to visit Georgia Tech, Connecticut and UCLA, while the other two will be determined by which schools show interest in the coming months.

As for Carolina, Williams said that if the Tar Heels were to offer, they'd be one of his visits.

But in order to take any of the visits, he's going to need to have an SAT score on file. His first attempt last year was lost amidst a local anthrax scare and so he'll have to take it again this fall. However, he isn't the least bit concerned.

"I passed [the first time]," he said. "It was easy."

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