RICHMOND, VIRGINIA -- Marcus Williams (right), the LA point guard who is heading to Oak Hill Academy for his senior season, led the Trail Blazers to 71-63 victory Saturday over the Pistons in the championship game of the NBA Players Association High School Camp at VCU's Siegel Center.
The 6-2, 185 pound Williams, sporting a red headband, scored 22 points with four buckets coming from three-pointers. Williams, who played at Crenshaw High School as a junior, also dished out three assists. Earlier, Williams told us that Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Maryland, and North Carolina are very high on his list along with Southern Cal, UCLA, Arizona, and Arizona State. he's received offers from Arizon, Arizona State, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Southern Cal and UCLA.
Prentis, Mississippi's oustanding rising junior center Al Jefferson was dominating in the paint adding 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Flint, MI, 6-5 swingman Olu Famutimi contributed ten points in the Blazers win.
The Pistons, coached by NBA-legend Jamaal Wilkes, kept the game close until the final minutes when the Blazers went on a 10-2 run. The Pistons were led by Devon Eversten, a 6-7, 190 pound wing forward from Phoenix's Moon Valley Hs, the younger Wilkes, Omar, a 6-3 shooting guard from Loyola HS in LA, and orange headbanded Trevor Ariza, the 6-8 power forward from LA's Westchester HS.
Williams showed that he can do all that is required of a top point guard with the vision to find open teammates and the ability to finish on strong fast break drives.
Last Month, Williams impressed RivalsHoops with his skillful play at the Tournament of Champions. And there's good news for those schools that haven't joined the race for this top backcourt player, there's good news. He told Mike Sullivan, "I haven't closed my list off to any school."