UNC Enters Picture for Williams

North Carolina's search for post prospects will continue this summer, with an emphasis on the 2011 class.

Among the prospects the Tar Heels have touched base with is Detroit (Mich.) Country Day standout Amir Williams. The 6-foot-9, 210-pound big man spoke with a North Carolina assistant two weeks ago.

"They really just came into the picture and are taking a strong look at me," Williams said. "They are going to come out in July and see me play more. They said they are going to keep an eye on me."

Among the other schools recruiting him are Michigan, Michigan State, Kentucky, Ohio State, UCLA, Pittburgh, Texas, Cincinnati, Connecticut and Duke.

"The only school that is recruiting me that hasn't offered is North Carolina," he added.

At this point, Williams has only talked with one of the assistant coaches from UNC, but may schedule a visit in the near future.

"I'll probably set something up, but as of right now I don't have anything set up," Williams said.

When asked about what he likes about Carolina he spoke about the tradition.

"North Carolina is a great program," Williams said. "They've been successful many, many years. This past year wasn't their best year, but they still have talent every year and it's a pretty good program."

As far as making a decision, Williams said he's not anywhere close to coming to a conclusion with his recruitment.

"It's really early right now," he said. "More schools are coming in. I don't have intentions of narrowing it down soon -- maybe August or September or something like that."

Williams, a four-star prospect, had a good weekend with The Family at the EYBL Los Angeles event. Defensively he was a presence and he said that's something he's focused on since he was a young age.

"Every since I was little I've been effective defensively," Williams said. "Right now I'm trying to make an offensive game. I'm working every day on in game situations and just trying to get better as a player."

Williams is ranked the No. 4 center in the class of 2011 by Scout.com.


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