Adrian Williams headed to Ivy League

Marietta (GA) Wheeler High combo guard Adrian Williams has decided to play his college ball for an Ivy League program. Look inside to find out why the 6-foot guard is taking his game to Providence, Rhode Island.

Earlier this week, Wheeler combo guard Adrian Williams committed to Brown University.   Williams cited the coaching staff and academics as major factors for his decision. spoke to the two-star prospect about his decision to play in the Ivy League.

"I just liked the way Brown recruited me," said Williams. "They told me upfront when they saw me that I have a good chance to come in and make an instant impact. That's something that I want to do."

"They said I have a good chance to come in and start at the point guard position.  Right now, I'm more of a scorer, but they want me to come in and be more of a distributor.  A guy that can set other guys up, but also be a threat on offense."

Williams selected Brown over Dartmouth, Air Force, Princeton and Cornell, all schools known for their academics.  He is an excellent student boasting a 3.7 GPA. 

"Academics was one of the main factors in deciding where I wanted to go," he said.  "I wanted to go somewhere like an Ivy League school where I could get a good education as well as play basketball."

Now with his recruiting process over, Williams can concentrate solely on helping his Wheeler basketball team compete for a state championship.  He's averaging 15 points and 6 assists on a team that features three-star prospect Trey Lang and NC State signee J.J. Hickson, the Peach State top ranked player.

"I think we're playing alright," said Williams. "We're starting to gel together now after starting the season kinda slow.  But we have a lot of talent and now we're starting to play together and this is about the right time that we need to start doing that.  We want to make a strong run in the playoffs."

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