UCONN Still In Race For Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams is a player the Connecticut program will evaluate over the next couple of weeks ...

It's heading into the late stages of the July evaluation period, and Marcus Williams is ready. The 6-6, 190-pound shooting guard from Seattle (WA) Roosevelt is playing some of the best basketball in his life and his Rotary Select AAU squad is winning games to boot.

July started out with adidas Superstar camp, and Williams got things kicked off well before getting sidelined. "It was good," said Williams. "It was going really well, but I tweaked my groin and had to sit out the rest of camp. But it was still good."

After Williams came back from camp, he had a little down time to rehabilitate and be ready for theFinalScore.tv Invitational just down the interstate I-5 in Vancouver, Washington. Rotary Select picked up the tournament championship.

"Our chemistry is really good right now," said Williams. "We're going to go down to Las Vegas (the adidas64) and Los Angeles (Best of Summer) expecting to win them." As busy as his schedule has been, things haven't slowed down on the recruiting front with Williams either. "It's all speeding up," said Williams. "All the schools that are looking at me are putting it out there. Michigan State, Maryland, Texas, and Kansas are some of the latest schools that have offered me."

These offers are all in addition to ones he's previously gotten from schools such as Washington, Gonzaga, and North Carolina State. Two schools that haven't offered yet but remain highly involved and on his mind are Connecticut and Arizona.

Williams recently noticed the Huskies evaluating him at the finalscore.tv event. "One of their assistants came to theFinalScore event and watched me play," said Williams. "...I really like them. They're obviously a great school." Arizona was watching him closely in Vancouver too. "Rodney Tention watched me pay as well," said Williams. "Lute Olson is going to come down to the adidas64 and then we'll go from there. I really like them too -- they get their guards to the league." Williams maintains that he is still keeping everyone on his list at this point in time, but does admit that some decisions could be made soon. "I'm still pretty open," said Williams. "But the day right after I get back from LA, I'll probably start narrowing it down."

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