Perry High School's ultra-talented and gifted 6-foot-8, 180-pound senior guard Cody Williams absolutely blew up this spring and summer nationally among college coaches, scouts and media. Williams grew from simply being one of Arizona's elite high school prospects, to becoming one of the elite overall prospects in America's 2023 Class by ESPN and many other national scouting services. Fresh off concluding his play from this summer's Nike EYBL circuit, Williams has announced his final (8) schools that he will consider in his college recruitment.
As a result of his play over the past (6) months, Williams currently has a long list of college offers to consider for himself, as he nears a college decision. With many offers on the table for himself, Wiliams have trimmed his recruiting list now to Arizona, USC, UCLA, LSU, Georgia Tech, Colorado, LMU and Santa Clara, a very nice list of college programs for him to consider.
Among his list of college programs, LMU and Santa Clara are very intriguing, as both programs are in great shape with Williams, and both offer an opportunity similar to the one his older brother Jalen Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder-NBA) received, which resulted in a #12 pick in the NBA Draft in June (2022). It will be very interesting and exciting to see where Williams ultimately lands.
I spoke with Arizona Preps' scout Paul Suber who is also Williams' personal trainer and club coach (Vegas Elite), and he advised me that Cody is excited to make a college decision and move on from the recruiting process this fall. He will definitely make his decision this fall, and plans to take his official visits, although it is still unknown how many he will actually take.
After leading his Perry High School program to this year's 6A State Championship, Williams saw his recruiting stock begin to soar nationally, while playing on the EYBL Circuit with the Vegas Elite (NV). Williams also had a good performance at the NBA Top 100 Camp in Virginia, and also was the leading scorer at this summer's Pangos All-American Camp in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Williams is a very crafty and smooth offensive threat that has a nice overall skill level. He has really grown physically over the past several years, and is still growing into his rather long frame. Willians is as versatile a prospect as there is in the country, as a result of his extreme length of body and versatile skillset. He can play as a very big point guard or play off the ball as a primary scorer. Williams is still learning how to take over games offensively, as he is so unselfish as a player, but he is coming into his own for sure. He also has a good shooting stroke with nice range, and can score from the stand-still position or on the move. He has a variety of floaters in his bag when he gets in the lane, and has a knack for scoring over bigger defenders already. He can also pass the basketball with either hand and simply makes the game look easy.
Williams is also a slick defender that plays passing lanes and makes it difficult for opposing guards to get off, as he has excellent length and is able to play passing lanes quite well. He could develop into a lock-down defender over time, and with continued focus and hard work.
I will continue to follow his recruitment closely, and bring you any more updates as they continue to develop.