Marcus Williams update

Roosevelt High School forward Marcus Williams is having an excellent AAU season. He just returned from tournaments in Las Vegas and Indiana where his team found success.

"The Vegas tournament we had a couple of slow starts but we played well. I played well, I've been working hard in the off-season, lifting weights. I walked away with a championship and the MVP award," said Williams.

"In Las Vegas, we played against Mario Chalmers, he was really good. He had a lot of confidence in his game."

In Indiana Williams and his team played the #2 team in the country and we beat them. "Everyone came to play. We beat them, the Illinois Fire, and the Illinois Warriors. We would've made the finals but we would've missed the plane home," said Williams.

This off-season the shooting forward is working on knocking down his jumper and bulking up. "I really want to work on my range and getting stronger."

Williams is impressed with the state's talent, including many on his own AAU team that are fellow D1 recruits. "Terrence Williams is a really good friend of mine, he has a great attitude and is really intense. John Brockman is a monster. He plays really strong, he'll be a really good D1 power forward."

Williams is taking his heavy recruiting in stride. "It's enjoyable, I like it. I want to make sure that I make the right choice. If I'm stressed out I might not make the right choice, so I really try to enjoy it all."

"I will take all of my visits at one time. I don't want to spread it out so I'll either do them all now or all later. Probably in the fall. I'm looking at taking visits for sure to Kansas, NC State, Texas, and Florida."

Locally, UW, WSU, Oregon State, Gonzaga have offered scholarships to Marcus. UCONN is also showing heavy interest.

Of the Huskies, Williams is respectful but not chomping at the bit. "I'm looking at the UDub, I definitely respect that program. I'm not sure that it's the right place for me. If something doesn't work out, getting away, there's always that possibility. There is some pressure to stay home, sure, but it might be best for me to leave home and start my own life." Top Stories