Class of 2015 four-star guard Kenny Williams of Rising LC Bird in Virginia has verbally committed to Virginia Commonwealth University.
Extremely blessed and excited to announce that I have committed to play my college basketball at VCU #RamNation— Kenny Williams III (@KWill_24) August 19, 2014
After a strong summer for Boo Williams 17U EYBL team, Williams picked up an offer from North Carolina after the July live period. The shooting guard can stretch the floor, get to the lane and score the ball. Williams can create plays for himself and get his teammates involve.
He does have range and can make shots from behind the arc. Williams will be able to help VCU because he is a shot-maker. Williams' assistant coach Jack Meriweather gave an detailed explanation on how Williams will be able to fit into VCU system.
"Obviously he's a shot-maker and a guy who really stretches the court and VCU is a team that is willing to let it fly - the last three years, they've made between 34-39 percent of their 3-point field goal attempts. But Kenny's best fit for that program is culturally. They preach intensity and focus at a level that most programs don't approach, but Kenny is as focused and mature of a player as anyone I've ever coached. He's just incredibly competitive. Over the last four years, he has played everything from the point to the 4. When we've needed rebounds, he went and got rebounds. When we needed stops. he asked to guard the best player... (He's a) perfect fit for the way they run that program."" - Jack Meriweather on how Kenny Williams will fit into VCU's system
Williams looks to be an impact player in the Rams' backcourt if he gets his body strength up. Williams is the first Class of 2015 commitment for VCU.
Georgetown was hoping to get a commitment from him but they got involved late. VCU coach Shaka Smart is doing the right thing and this is just the start of what could be a good class. Williams had recently cut his list of schools to seven - Georgetown, North Carolina, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Providence and Oklahoma State had also remained under consideration. North Carolina was the previous favorite to get a commitment from him, according to 247Sports.