July 20, 2012

Interest picks up for Williams

Baltimore (Md.) Mount St. Joseph shooting guard Kameron Williams and his father Kevin Williams intended to visit Wake Forest when they were in Winston-Salem for the CP3 Elite Guard Camp last month, but a conflict arose that kept them from going.

While the younger Williams is unsure about a return trip to Winston-Salem the elder Williams told Deacons Illustrated he [father] promised the Demon Deacon coaching staff they would visit Wake. They just need to schedule the date.

Walt Corbean is recruiting Williams for the Deacs.

"I just talked to him [Corbean] the other day before the Peach Jam," Williams said. "We have a really good relationship. It's been really great. He's been telling me what I need to be working on; my strengths and my weaknesses."

Jeff Bzdelik, Jeff Battle and Corbean watched Williams and his Baltimore Elite team play twice Thursday, July 19 at the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, SC.

He scored 52 points (17-37 FG, 7-12 three-point and 11-13 free-throws) in three games at the Peach Jam. Williams, who is rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and the nation's No. 80 overall prospect, leads the EYBL in scoring at 21.5 points per game.

The Baltimore Elite went 12-8 in the regular season, but bottomed out to 0-3 at the Peach Jam despite Williams' efforts.

"It's one of the best tournaments in the nation," Williams said. "It's a great opportunity. We just didn't finish."

Williams claims scholarship offers from Clemson, Dayton, DePaul, Drexel, Marquette, Massachusetts, Miami (Fla.), Providence, Richmond, Rutgers, South Florida, Villanova, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, while Maryland, NC State, Ohio State and Pittsburgh are showing interest.

The 6-foot-2 and 170-pounder said Miami (Fla.), Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are showing the most interest.

Williams, who has developed a good relationship with Jim Laranaga, said the Hurricanes are the leader in his recruitment.

The offer from Villanova came about two weeks ago before the LeBron James Skills Academy.

"They [Villanova] said they really like the way I play," Williams said. "They like my feel for the game."

He may choose a school as soon as September or October.

Williams wants a school that will help him mature on and off the court, so he can be the best player possible and reach the next level.

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