Not only did five-star combo guard Elliot Williams manage to average 26 points per game while he was in North Carolina for the Tournament of Champions, but he also found time to visit North Carolina and Duke. According to Williams, 6-foot-4, 175-pounds, the Blue Devils made quite an impression.
"I spent 12 hours on Duke's campus before the tournament," said Williams, who is out of Memphis St. George's Independent School. "I talked with the coaches a lot and spent a lot of time with Coach K. I was really impressed with Coach K. He is a first class person and down to earth."
Williams also spent time with assistant coach Johnny Dawkins. Although Williams had never watched Dawkins play before, Coach K made sure he watched a highlight film of the former Duke star.
"Coach K had me watch a highlight film of Coach Dawkins," said Williams. "Coach K told me I could be the next Johnny Dawkins."
Williams didn't spend as much time on the North Carolina campus as he did on the Duke campus, but he was able to sit down with Roy Williams after the tournament.
"I was able to talk with Coach Williams," he said. "He told me he hasn't been able to seem me play as much as he would like, but that his assistants have spoken highly about me to him."
Williams, who came into the spring with a top five school list of Tennessee, Clemson, Virginia, Vanderbilt and Memphis, now says that his school list is not so set.
"I don't really have a list anymore," said Williams. "I want to narrow it down again after the NBA Top 100 Camp. But you can say that I'm very interested in Duke. I'm also hoping to take unofficial visits to Georgia Tech and Texas before the end of the month."
Williams also noted that he would like to take a round of official visits in the fall before committing to a school.
Elliot Williams scouting report:
An electric athlete, Williams is a big time slashing scorer who can also wreak havoc on the defensive end with his length, quickness and superb anticipation. A potential big time point guard, Williams sees the floor and can break his man down on the dribble. He loves to take the ball right and then spin back to his dominant left hand against the second defender. His outside shot is in the process of improving.