Posted On: 06/6/19 11:00 AM
This time last year, Benny Williams had no division one offers. Today, he holds six, and this number should increase in the not-so-distant future. June is a significant month for 2021 prospects, who will officially be allowed to communicate directly with D1 coaches on the 15th. As the evaluation period draws near, Williams continues to progress both physically and mentally.
“Last year with my high school team, I had a different role than this year. I’m going to have to be more of a scorer this year,” said the versatile 6-foot-8 wing when asked to describe his current role with his high school and AAU team. “With my AAU team, I just have to rebound because we don’t really rebound well as a team.”
For those who don’t know, Williams is going through a serious growth spurt. He’s grown about six inches in the last 18 months or so, and is learning how to use size to his advantage as his maturation process continues.
“Right now, I’m focused on getting low and going to the basket more,” Williams stated. “Stop settling for jumpers. Just getting used to my body.”
Paul George and Cam Reddish are two current players that Williams enjoys watching. With George, Williams says he likes how he can score from all three levels. He likes how Reddish can get a bucket at any time.
Syracuse, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Florida, Stony Brook and Bryant are the schools who have offered Williams to date. He reportedly has interest from the likes of Seton Hall, Clemson, Louisville, and Maryland.
What are his goals?
“Short term, to win the MAC championship. We haven’t won since 2015,” Williams declared. “Long term goal is to play basketball at the highest level.”
Benny Williams is currently ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-10 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2021 class, click here.