After a weekend trip across the country, Teondre Williams had plenty of time to think about his college future en route home from Eugene, Oregon to Atlanta, Georgia.
Upon arrival, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound wing from Meadowcreek High School decided he was ready to take his game to the University of Oregon.
Williams gave a nod to the Pac-10 school shortly after returning home from his official visit with the Ducks.
"When I was talking to coach (Ernie) Kent, I felt real comfortable with him. I actually felt real comfortable with all of the coaches and the players. I liked all of the opportunities there after basketball, too," Williams said. "It was something that I just couldn't pass up. I felt like that was the place that I needed to be. It's going to be a lot of fun night in and night out."
One of the highlights of his trip was seeing the Ducks take on Arizona State on the gridiron. The time spent at Autzen Stadium was a helpmate in his decision.
"…At the football game, I saw how their fans got behind them. They said they get even crazier for the basketball games," he said. "They get so loud in (Mac Court) that the backboard shakes."
Williams joins the Chicago trio of Michael Dunigan, Matthew Humphrey and Josh Crittle as well as Oregon native Drew Wiley in Oregon's 2008 recruiting class. Williams said he is looking forward to taking the court with his future teammates.
"(Wiley) was at the game and he and I had a chance to talk a little. He was a cool guy. And I know the Chicago guys from NBA camp. We played against each other. The coaches said they see me fitting in well with those guys," Williams said. "(The coaches) want me to be a one through four kind of player and just do what I do. I'm going to get out and run and stay involved in all of the plays."