Posted On: 08/13/18 11:00 AM
Benny Williams, a class of 2021 wing who recently transferred to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, is heading into the upcoming high school season with some positive momentum. A recent growth spurt, which has him at 6-foot-6 now, in conjunction with hours of skill work have helped put him on the radar of college coaches. Williams picked up his first two offers from Stony Brook and Bryant last weekend, but others such as George Washington have also expressed interest. He broke down his overall game and recruitment in a recent interview with Prep Hoops.
PH: What’s the most improved part of your overall game in the last six months?
BW: “The most improved parts of my game over the last six months would be my ability to create my own shot and playing above the rim.”
PH: What’s the most underrated part of your game?
BW: “I think the most underrated part of my game is my passing and how I can get my teammates involved without forcing the action.”
PH: How are your grades right now?
BW: “My grades are good, but I definitely want to improve them. That’s why I’m excited about my move to St. Andrews. It’s going to be very helpful in preparing me for college.”
PH: What are you working on?
BW: “I’m always working on my overall game. But, I’m really focusing on getting stronger which will result in big improvements to every aspect of my game.”
PH: You visited Stony Brook last weekend. Are any other schools trying to get you on campus?
BW: “Stony Brook was the first to get me on campus. I have an unofficial visit to George Washington this month. Syracuse and UMBC invited me to their elite camps.”
PH: What are your short and long term goals?
BW: “My short term goals are to settle in at St. Andrew’s in class and on the court. Win the MAC championship this year. Long term I want to get my college degree and play D1 basketball. Then hopefully have a chance to play professionally.”
PH: What’s the best coaching advice you’ve ever received and who was it from?
BW: “The best coaching advice I’ve received is “Be Coachable” and that was from my Riverdale Baptist JV Coach, Stan King. I know this will apply throughout my career. “
PH: Who is the toughest player you’ve faced so far?
BW: “The toughest player I’ve faced so far is Darius Maddox of St. John’s. He’s really quick and a crafty scorer.”
PH: How would you evaluate your performance at the Hoop Group future all american camp?
BW: “I think I did really well and showed that I could compete against higher level talent. They included me in one of write ups. By the end of camp I felt I made a name for myself and gained respect of the players and instructors.”
PH: If I’m a college coach and I want to recruit you, what can I expect you to bring to my program?
BW: “You could expect to get a player whose coachable and willing to do what the team needs in order for us to be successful. You can also expect me to bring leadership, string work ethic, productivity, and being a good teammate.”
Benny Williams is currently ranked as a top-15 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2021 class, click here.