Well after the early stories, we at Kentucky Sports Radio have also been able to confirm that Donald Williams of Maryland is the newest Kentucky Wildcat. Donald is a 6’6″, slashing forward who was one of the late risers of the Class of 2008. Described to me by a guy who has seen him a few times as a “guy who can get to the basket, play defense but not shoot all that well”, he seems directly in the Gillispie mold of players such as Liggins, Galloway, Harris, etc. Our man Evan Hilbert was on the scene and found these tidbits:
Here is what ESPN had to say about him after he played well at the Bob Gibbons TOC:
Six-foot-6 Donald Williams, the 17-Under Select MVP, was one of the major surprise players this past weekend, leading his New Orleans Jazz team to the 17-Under Select championship. Williams finished in the top 10 in scoring and was No. 1 in made field goals with 55 in six games. He uses his extraordinary athleticism to slash to the rim and finish in traffic. Williams will need to improve his perimeter stroke to reach his full potential at the next level. However, he is a definite high-major college prospect with a bright future.
New Orleans Jazz wing Donald Williams was named Most Outstanding Player of the Select Division of the 17 and under division. The 6-foot-5 prep school guard averaged a hair under 23 points a game.
â€œHe was the best player we played against all weekend,â€ said one AAU coach that tried to slow down Williams in North Carolina. â€œHeâ€™s really good. People need to know about him.â€
Consider it done. Williams technically is part of the class of 2008, too. Let the phone calls begin to Progressive Christian in Maryland.
And a video for your enjoyment:
More about Williams here.