When it came time for Marcus Williams to make a decision about his future, the 6-foot-7, 196-pound small forward/shooting guard from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Wash., couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play for Lute Olson and Arizona. Williams decided to give a commitment to the Wildcats late on Monday evening. The No. 72 ranked player in the class of 2005 picked Arizona over Maryland.
“Yes, Marcus has decided to play for Arizona,” Seattle Rotary head coach Daryll Hennings said. “He really made the decision last night. It came down to Arizona and Maryland, but Marcus just felt that Arizona was a better fit. He really has a great deal of respect for Maryland and Coach (Gary) Williams, but he just loved his visit to Arizona.”
It appears that the Arizona coaching staff will play Williams at a number of positions and, more importantly, feels that he has the ability to be an immediate impact type player. Williams is versatile enough to play either the small forward or shooting guard position.
“I see Arizona playing Marcus at the shooting guard and small forward position,” Coach Hennings said. “He can play just about any position on the perimeter and has the ability to score from outside. I think you will see Marcus step in right away and play at Arizona. He has a chance to start as a freshman, but a lot of that will depend on what players come back.”