L.D. Williams Living a Dream

L.D. Williams has always wanted to go to one place to play college basketball - since he was back in elementary school. Not too many kids realize their dreams, but Williams is one who will have that opportunity.

L.D. Williams has wanted to go to Wake Forest for what seems like an eternity. Now he'll get that chance.

The North Carolina native and Montverde Academy (Fla.) ultra-athletic 6-foot-5, 190-pound rising senior wing committed to Skip Prosser's program.

``It's a dream come true," Williams said. "I was on clould nine when they offered me the scholarship."

While most kids in the state grew up a fan of North Carolina or Duke, Williams was an avid supporter of Wake Forest – which is just 20 minutes down the road from his house.

``In the eighth grade, I decided I was going to skip high school and go straight to Wake Forest," Williams laughs.

Williams' father, Larry, actually said his son was talking about making the jump after elementary school.

Williams attended Forbush High (N.C.) before transferring to Montverde prior to this past season. He averaged 18 points and seven boards at Furbush, but he wanted to get better so he decided to play at Montverde for renowned coach Kevin Sutton.

``He knew that in order to live his dream and get to that next level and become an elite player, he was going to have to make some sacrifices," Larry Williams said.

Williams said that he was also considering Charlotte, Virginia Tech and Maryland. Tennessee, Miami and Florida State were also in the mix.

The sacrifices have paid off.

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