Four-star shooting guard Elliot Williams has a number of options to consider when it comes to his future, and he intends to do just that. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound prospect from St. George Academy in Memphis, Tenn., has already taken a handful of unofficial visits, and is looking to take several more throughout his junior campaign. As it stands right now, Williams, the No. 63 ranked player in the class of 2008, is wide-open in his recruitment.
"Elliot's options are all open right now," said AAU coach Ernie Kuyper. "Memphis, Clemson, Pepperdine, Virginia and Vanderbilt are the schools he is high on at this time. Elliot took an unofficial visit to Virginia for the Arizona game and had a great time. He was there for the home opener and it was a big win for Virginia.
"Elliot has also visited Clemson, Memphis and Vanderbilt," he added. "He is planning to take a visit to Pepperdine during the season, but we haven't scheduled a date for that visit yet."
It should come as no surprise that so many high-major programs are showing such a high amount of interest in Williams, the No. 13 ranked shooting guard in the class.
While he is an extremely talented prospect, his demeanor off the court is equally impressive.
The success he achieves on the court is just as important to his success in the classroom.
"Elliot has an outstanding work ethic," he said. "He is a smart kid. He comes from a great family and has two outstanding parents. Elliot is a well rounded young man, which makes him such a special player and person.
"On the court, Elliot is a shooting guard that has the ability to handle the rock," he added. "He can flat-out score the basketball. Elliot can shoot, drive and defend. He is the type of player that has the ability to play the point guard or shooting guard. Elliot is a fine young man that cares a lot about basketball and academics."