Today's game has changed when it comes to hoops, long gone are the days when big men who dominated in the paint are in abundance. More and more players are floating out to the perimeter becoming face up players who prefer to shoot mid to long range jumpers. The true post player who can operate with his back to the basket is quickly becoming a thing of the past it almost seems. That isn't the case when it comes to 2015 Wade Hampton PF/C Jalen Williams. The 6'8 245 pound prospect operates down low, eats up space, grabs rebounds at a high clip, and uses his size to his advantage down low.
"Clemson was good. I just went to the game and met the players and coaches afterwards so it was good."
Williams says things between he and the Tigers are in the beginning stages currently.
"They just asked how the season went and just asked how I was doing."
Williams already holds an offer from Presbyterian and other in-state programs are starting to show an interest as well besides Clemson and South Carolina.
"Charleston Southern and Anderson have been contacting me. Furman asked through an AAU coach for me to come visit them. That's about it lately."
As of right now Williams is still highly undervalued in our opinion, he possesses a big wide body down on the block, a soft touch, good hands, a solid free throw shooter as a big, and grabs rebounds at a high rate.
He lost a lot of weight prior to his junior season and he's starting to scratch the surface of the player he can grow into. He knows he needs to continue to work on his conditioning, strength, footwork, and explosion. His footwork is actually pretty good but post players can always improve on it to get even better. Another area Williams says he will continue to work on this off season are adding additional post moves such as a baby hook with either hand. If he gets more explosive and adds that bounce to his repertoire he should dominate in the Upstate next season playing inside/out with Wade Hampton's guards.
Williams will play AAU ball and although the AAU game is generally geared towards guards we expect Williams to see his stock rise if he continues to make strides as he did in the past off season.
Stay tuned here on SCPrepNation.com as we will have more with Jalen Williams as his recruitment continues to grow.