Oak Hill coach Steve Smith said he feels very comfortable in having Marcus Williams at the point guard slot. "It's like having a second coach out there," Smith said. "He's real smart. He runs a solid floor game. He had some problems at first but it was because he was excited and nervous. But he has settled down to what we expected of him."
Williams is also hitting the three with some consistency. "He's 12 of 25 so far," Smith said. "He's averaging 14 points and nine assists. He has his assists to turnover ratio above two to one. We want him to get it up to three to one. He will get there the way he is playing now."
Williams, who has signed a letter of intent with the Connecticut program, received some high praise from Smith, who has coached many great high school players.
"He is probably our best shooter," Smith said. "He has a nice stroke from the three point line. He plays a real smart game and good floor game. He is going to have to work a little harder defending. But that will come with time."
Williams, 6-1, 190-pounds, also considered Georgia Tech, Oregon, and Washington. Williams is a native of Los Angeles who attended Crenshaw H.S. the past three years.