2019 Booker G Johnnie Williams talks recruitment, senior season ahead and more

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Posted On: 10/17/18 1:37 PM

Johnnie Williams is fresh off an impressive junior season.

The 2019 Booker guard averaged 14.2 PPG, 7.9 RPG and 2.8 BPG for a 29-3 Booker squad that lost to eventual Class 6A state champion Leesburg in the state semifinal 62-61.

In all but five games, Williams reached the double digit mark. His 32-point outing in a win Sarasota Riverview was a standout one. He also had seven boards and four blocks in that game.

“My 11th grade year was a blessing. We made it to Final Four,” Williams told Prep Hoops. “Although we came up short, it was a great experience being there. I’ve seen improvements in my game when I realized how good of a player I am when I’m on the ball and how deadly I can be off the ball.”

The 6’4″, 180-pounder says he is ready for this season.

“I’m most excited about Booker High School making the City of Palms and being part of the Sun Bash,” he said. “I can’t wait to not only showcase my skills but my teammates’ skills too.”

This travel season, Williams spent time with both E1T1 and Wade Elite.

“My summer with Wade Elite was absolutely amazing,” he said. “They took me in as if I was one of their own and I became family to them from the coaching staff to the players and I was only with them for 2 weeks.”

Currently, Williams holds offers from Arkansas State, FGCU and Southeastern Louisiana. He also has generated interest from Murray State, Kansas State, Lousiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, Charleston, Utah, New Orleans, Penn State, Kennesaw State and Northern Arizona.

He pointed to his shooting, defending, passing, ball handling and dunking as his biggest strengths.

“I want to improve everything because I’m not at my potential yet not even close,” he said.

Williams is athletic as they come. He’s always looking to attack or dish the ball out to create for teammates. His 3-point isn’t completely polished, but his speed and bounce help him step into the paint for buckets and connect on mid-range jumpers often. The sky is the limit for Williams this senior year.

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