Recruiting Update: Noah Williams (2019 O’Dea HS)


Posted On: 09/20/18 12:45 AM

Seattle Rotary had a historic run in AAU ball this summer and one by one, the members of the team are starting to make their college commitments. Could Noah Williams be next? The athletic 6-foot-4 point guard from O’Dea High School is currently catching passes for the Fighting Irish football team, but recently took time out to make his first official visit and is scheduling some others.

A couple of weekends ago, Williams took his first official visit to San Diego. “It’s really nice out there,” Williams said. “They just showed me around the school and I got to play basketball and run up and down with the team and just hung out. I saw what San Diego is like and the whole San Diego, Cali vibe. It was good – I liked it.”

While Williams enjoyed himself on the visit, he’s looking at taking scheduling some more visits. He noted that his next trip is likely to St. Mary’s and that there have been some discussions with San Francisco as well. USF incidentally is where his father, former NBA player Guy Williams, started his collegiate career in the late 70’s.  He also touches base with Washington from time to time.

“I’m just weighing out my options right now, seeing these schools and making my other visits to see what they look like,” Williams said. “I’m not sure if I’ll (decide) early or not yet.”

Williams is a three-sport athlete, and has helped the O’Dea football team to a 3-0 start. But basketball will be his college future, and this summer he was an effective penetrator and distributor for Rotary which made it all the way to the prestigious Peach Jam.

“It was a great time playing with them – I wish I could do it again,” Williams said. “Playing with the best players you’re obviously going to develop – but playing with Jaden (McDaniels) and Paolo (Banchero), everybody was making each other better.”