Williams Meets with UNC Staff

It was a busy weekend for Elliot Williams. Not only did the 6-foot-4 junior play in the Tournament of Champions, but he also took a couple of unofficial visits.

During the three day memorial weekend tournament Williams dominated the competition. His 26-point average was good enough for second best in his division and a spot on the All-Tournament team.

"I felt at the TOC that I played pretty good," Williams said. We made it to the final four of the silver bracket. I felt like we had good team chemistry and played pretty good.

"I was trying to working on my dribbling, attacking and my three-point shot. I think that I shot the ball pretty well during the tournament and I felt that my ball handling was pretty good at this tournament, too."

Due to an impressive spring, the Collierville (Tenn.) St. George's standout has shot up the rankings and now sits at No. 17 by Scout.com. Williams, however, is far from worried about his new ranking.

"People have told me and I've seen them, but I can't worry about that stuff. I just play hard and that stuff will take care of itself."

Although playing in the TOC was the main reason Williams was in the state of North Carolina, he also got the chance to take unofficial visits to North Carolina and Duke. His visit to Duke was first.

"I spent 12 hours with them. We went to dinner. I talked to Coach Krzyzewski, toured the campus and talked to the academic people. We did the whole thing at Duke."

"I really liked that unofficial visit. I got to get close with Krzyzewski and I got a good relationship with him. I got to talk to Johnny Dawkins. Our relationship was strong. Duke was great."

Following the tournament, Williams, who has already visited Clemson, Tennessee, Memphis, Virginia and Vanderbilt, traveled to Chapel Hill to unofficially visit North Carolina.

"North Carolina went well and I got to spend time with Roy and talk to him," he said. "It went well and I got to tour the campus a little bit."

"I got to tour the campus, but really we didn't do too much because it was right after the tournament. I talked to Roy for a while and we talked about how the recruitment with me is going to go."

Williams claims scholarships from Clemson, Memphis, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Texas and Duke. Although the Tar Heels have not offered, Williams says they are showing strong interest.

"Their interest is pretty good. Roy hasn't seen me yet, but his assistants have been telling him about me. I wouldn't say it's top-notch, but they are showing a lot of interest."

The next step for Williams is to visit Texas and Georgia Tech. Following those visits Williams said he will narrow his list down and begin to focus on a decision.

Elliot Williams Profile

Inside Carolina Top Stories