Poughkeepsie Forward Leaning Towards Prep

A free recruiting update on the status of Antonio Williams ...

Antonio Williams, a 6-foot-5 senior PF/SF from Poughkeepsie High School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is leaning toward attending prep school. At the moment, the South Kent School (Conn.) is a distinct possibility.

"It looks like South Kent is going to be a definite possibility for him," said Poughkeepsie coach Brian Laffin. "He has been in contact with South Kent. Antonio and I did the paperwork online this week. He's going to be a non-qualifier, but he's in a position to graduate."

Williams averaged 19.3 points and 9.3 rebounds for Poughkeepsie, which reached the Section I, Class AA finals at the Westchester County Center before falling to Mount Vernon.

"At the next level, he'll be a '3'," said Laffin. "With us, he's had to play the '4'. But his natural ability is as a small forward. He's 6-5, he can put the ball on the floor a little bit, and he shoots it well."

Quinnipiac is one school that has expressed interest in Williams. He took an unofficial visit to the school a few weeks ago.

Williams ran with the New York Ravens on the AAU circuit, a program that competes at many different events, including some at St. John's and Fordham.

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