CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA -- He's sneaky quick and smart. Plus, he can shoot the ball from long range. Add up these characteristics and you have yourself one fine point guard.
And Marcus Williams, 6-3 and 175 pounds, is a solid floor general who can score from anywhere on the court. "I am trying to improve my defense and speed," Williams said. "I want to get faster and be able to get past people more."
Williams played with the Southern California All Stars this past weekend at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions event. He was one of the best guards at the talent rich tournament. "The players were great," Williams said. "It was a good test to see how you would do against the best players in the country."
Williams and his teammates did just fine at this event. Though they lost in the final against the Playaz Gold team, Williams and his team proved they are one of the best AAU squads in the country.
Because of the many reasons outlined above, several top programs are recruiting Williams hard. "I am interested in Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Maryland, and North Carolina," Williams said. "On the West Coast I am interested in UCLA and Arizona."
Marcus told us he doesn't have a leader. "I am still open," Williams said. "I haven't closed my list off to any school. I might take some unofficials but I am not sure."
One thing is sure though after watching Williams play this past weekend -- he can play with the best players in the country.