Basketball prospects continue to emerge here in South Carolina and we've got a 2016 prospect who shown well early on and has picked up plenty of interest early on in Belton Honea Path SF Marcus Williams. Schools are taking a liking to the versatile prospect along with his twin brother, Malcolm, as they both have played well. In this feature we've got all the scoop with Marcus.
Like we said before it was an impressive season for Marcus as a sophomore. He recalled his season averages and awards from this year for us.
"Last year I averaged 12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks per game. I was named to the All-Region and All-Area teams too."
Playing with the SC Elite AAU program Williams along with his sophomore season with the Bearcats has drawn plenty of early attention with his twin brother.
"I'm hearing from Winthrop, Loyola, Anderson, Newberry, Wingate, Lincoln Memorial, Coastal Carolina, Elon, and Wofford."
Wofford is one of the latest schools to step in for the 2016 BHP twins and he told us what the Terriers said during a recent conversation.
"Wofford wants me to come on campus and they want me to attend their elite camp in August. Coach Kerns told me they are beginning to recruit us."
Williams says that along with Wofford that nearby Anderson is probably recruiting him the hardest at this juncture.
Looking back on his sophomore season we asked Williams to talk about his best game of the year.
"I had my best game against Heathwood Hall in Columbia for the Capital City Classic. I had 25 points and I sealed the game with a three-point play layup. I made the All-Tournament team too."
Right now the 6'6 190 pounder says his athleticism, passing ability, and on the ball defense are his biggest strengths.
"Me and my brother guard the point guards for every team we play."
That kind of versatility and a penchant for playing strong defense are part of the reason why he and his brother are starting to see their recruitment pick up speed as of late.
"I'm working on my outside shooting and I'm working in the weight room to build more strength to get better."
With two more seasons ahead of him we asked Marcus what other schools he's interested in hearing from during that time.
"South Carolina, College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, and Georgia are schools I want to hear more from."
Asked about how things have been going for he and his AAU team thus far Williams talked about what's up next for his squad.
"We've been playing in EYBL tournaments all through the spring, the competition level is high. We didn't make ti to the Sweet 16 for the Peach Jam but we'll be playing in the Peach State in July."
The 2016 prospect says right now he'd compare his game to former Duke standout Rodney Hood who was recently drafted by the Utah Jazz.
Looking ahead to his junior season Williams talked about the goals he's set for himself and his team.
"I just want to help my team win a region championship and make it far into the playoffs."
For more updates with Marcus Williams keep it right here with SCPrepNation.com as we'll keep you filled in on all the latest and greatest regarding his recruitment!
Following this interview Williams reported that Appalachian State, Citadel, and Lees-McRae all have started recruiting he and his brother Malcolm.
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