Five-star point guard 2018 recruit Brandon Williams will bring his wild recruitment to an end of May 5, choosing between Gonzaga and Arizona.
#Grassroots News: Brandon Williams (@TheeBWill) of @CeltsBBall, a @CalHiSports Mr. Basketball Finalist & @Ballislife All-American, will announce his college destination LIVE @ the #BILAAG on May 5 @ approximately 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT.— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 30, 2018
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The Zags have been hard on Williams for quite some time, but it always seemed like such a long shot that the guard would end up in Spokane. When Lorenzo Romar hopped on at Washington, it pretty much sealed the deal.
“The biggest reason was Sean Miller; he was a big part of that recruitment. I love the coaching staff, especially with the addition of (Lorenzo) Romar. That only helped me because he’s had a lot of great guards including Markelle (Fultz) and Isaiah Thomas.”
Things changed after the ESPN piece regarding recruiting violations with Sean Miller and DeAndre Ayton. Williams reopened his commitment, and the Zags dove straight back in. Donny Daniels made an in-home visit and Williams visited the campus this past weekend.
A Williams tweet even prompted some unsourced reports to say he had committed to Gonzaga. Say what you will, but the kid sure knows how to live life with a bit of the dramatic flair.
Gonzaga University‼️ I'm going to need me one of the these. pic.twitter.com/ilEnsAhuTn— Brandon Williams (@TheeBWill) April 30, 2018
So now, we wait until May 5 at 3:30 pm. 247 Sports has kept the Crystal Ball firmly pointed in Oregon’s favor, but few of those predictions have been updated in the past month.
If Williams joins Gonzaga, he boosts this squad from a potential Final Four to a favored Final Four. Gonzaga really only operates with a single point guard right now in Josh Perkins. Williams would be able to spell time at point for Perkins, and back up Norvell at the two spot. His addition to the squad means cutting down the nets is the lowest expectation for the Zags next season.
It is easy to get excited. But let’s not forget that Williams committed to Arizona in the first place. And you can’t laugh off Oregon, which has a Kentucky level recruiting class for next season. Of those three teams, however, the Zags are the ones with the highest floor, and probably the highest ceiling as well.