It took one play for Teondre Williams to start his own fan club in Columbia, S.C. That usually happens wherever the 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard from Meadowcreek (Ga.) High School goes.
The No. 68 ranked junior in the country put on an athletic show at the Chick-Fil-A Classic on Wednesday night in the first full day of action in Meadowcreek's 79-53 win. Williams scored 22 points, eight of which came on some of most athletic dunks the Chick-Fil-A Classic has ever seen.
One play, Williams took off outside the left block and reached in for a thunderous dunk on the right side of the paint. Another, he slashed baseline and skied over a defender. The descriptions can go on and on. Williams said that is par for the course for him and his Meadowcreek team.
"If we are dunking, we are going to play our best," Williams said. "We feed off of that."
Obviously. Williams was one of the top performers on Wednesday as he poured in 22 points on 10 of 17 shooting and as well as grabbing eight rebounds.
Williams is putting in the work to help place him at the high-major level. Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell was watching closely while Cincinnati and Tennessee had a pair of assistants keeping close tabs. Williams said all three programs are on his list.
"I like Clemson and Cincinnati a lot," Williams said. "I probably like them the most. I talk to them more than anybody else. I've been to Clemson and like it up there and I'd like to get to Cincinnati soon, too."
Williams said he has a trip to Alabama planned for the first of January and Georgia, where he has visited a number of times, and Tennessee could get a trip this season as well.
Williams and his Meadowcreek teammates play against another Atlanta powerhouse, Dunwoody, at 7 p.m. on Thursday night.