The young man behind the video camera during the recent Illinois Valley JUCO Jamboree was none other than Justin Williams, a powerful 6-9, 240 pound power forward/center from Kankakee C.C. in Kankakee, Ill.
Williams was filming the Cavaliers in action at the jamboree because an injury kept him from suiting up.
According to Kankakee Head Coach David Holstein, Williams is recovering this fall from a fractured kneecap. That hasn't kept a bevy of major Division I programs from recruiting Justin this fall.
Coach Holstein told Rivalshoops.com that Kansas State has offered Williams a scholarship, while Illinois, Cincinnati, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Mississippi and UConn have expressed interest in the developing big man from Milwaukee, Wis.
"He's a classic power forward who shoots it very well," Holstein said. "He has great hands, a big body and is a very good shot blocker."
Holstein said that Williams must guard against picking up cheap fouls on defense, because he plays so aggressively and tries to block everything that comes his way.
As a freshman last season at Kankakee, Williams averaged 9.8 points and six rebounds per game.
Williams is going to need the summer to graduate, which could make some programs leery of recruiting him this winter.
Rivalshoops.com hopes to catch him in action during the regular season, and if we do, we will provide a report at that time.