Posted On: 11/12/18 3:48 PM
Ronnie Williams is off to Berkeley Prep for his junior season.
The 6’5″ guard played previously at Clearwater Central Catholic.
“CCC was a great experience for me. I had an opportunity to grow and learn from a really good academic institution, and also made some really good friends,” Williams told Prep Hoops. “As far as basketball I believe it was a really good experience for me. Coach (Mike) Wasilenko gave me the opportunity to assist the team in many different ways that helped me become a better player.
…”I saw gradual improvements ever since the first day I stepped on campus, my work intensity improved as well as my attention to detail. I feel I always I confidence in my ability to play the game of basketball and coach Wasilenko helped me become more confident.”
Williams says the playing for coach Renaldo Garcia is something really special to him. Garcia was hired by Berkeley Prep last season after leading Class 8A Sickles to a state title.
“I’m excited rejoining the Berkeley community that I started with since I was in kindergarten. I get a chance to play for coach Garcia who is an awesome coach,” he said. “Coach Garcia is like an uncle to me, I’ve been around him since I was in 3rd grade. He has taught me things on and off the court, along with coach Garcia I get a chance to play for my dad who will also be on the staff.”
This summer, Williams suited up for Team Speights, a program he’s been a part of since 6th grade.
“It gave me an opportunity to compete against some of the biggest names in the country. It also let me know how much harder I need to work to get to that next level,” he said. “Aaron Holmes and Marreese Speights are like family to me, they have helped me on and off the court.”
No offers have come yet for the junior prospect, but UMBC and Delaware State have expressed interest.
Williams pointed to his work ethic, willingness and effort level as his biggest strengths. He says he wants to improve every aspect in his game specifically becoming a better all-around athlete.
The jump shot has always been there for Williams, now his shot selection and work in transition will be on display this season at Berkeley Prep. Expect Williams to be a major part of this team who continues to develop talent and build a winning tradition. He’s a 2020 athlete to monitor very closely.
— ᴊᴀᴋᴇ ᴘᴇʀᴘᴇʀ (@JakePerper) June 14, 2018