The two top prospects in Arizona's 2013 class of girl's prospects have made their college decisions, as twin sisters, Dominique and Danielle Williams, will head different directions for their collegiate futures.
While it had been rumored that both St. Mary's High School 5-foot-9 rising senior girls prospects would soon make their decisions, it was thought that both would end up at the same college program. Not so, as the twin duo will split up for college.
Monday evening, the pair of twins advised me that they both decided on high-major division-I programs. The decisions came on Sunday when the dynamic duo decided to part ways - deciding on the University of Michigan and UCLA. Dominique has given a verbal commitment to UCLA, while Danielle has decided on the University of Michigan.
When asked what made them decide to go to different college programs, Dominique advised me, "it was a tough decision, but we realized that we will have to split up at sometime in our lives."
While it had to be a tremendous decision to make for themselves at such a young age, Dominique also told me that her sister and her have not been apart from each other for more than a week's time throughout their lives.
"It will be hard, but we both like the school's that we chose," said Dominique.
The twin sisters had much of the same recruitment throughout the recruiting process for themselves, as many schools were recruiting the talented twin duo. The Williams sisters chose UCLA and Michigan over offers from such schools as Boston College, George Washington, Arizona State, Colorado, Marquette and San Diego State.
Danielle and Dominique have been terrific throughout their high school careers at St. Mary's HS, leading the school to back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012 - including a perfect 30-0 record during the 2011-2012 season. They also helped lead the Knights to a national championship in 2012, and a tournament championship in the Nike Tournament of Champions.
This twin duo is among the most talented pair of guard prospects in the country, as they are both very strong off the ball - possessing strong ball handling skills and an ability to create scoring opportunities for themselves and others. They can create their own shot very well off the dribble and get into the lane and finish almost at will. Dominique is the stronger of the two physically and a lead guard, while Danielle is very crafty and much more of a pure point-guard prospect. Both prospects will have excellent futures at the collegiate level.
Both Danielle and Dominique are also amazing students, like their father whom attended Yale University. Dominique carries a 4.2 CUM GPA, while Danielle carries a 4.3 CUM GPA.
Congratulations to both girls on their tremendous careers thus far and this amazing accomplishment.
Both girls will travel with their club program, the Arizona Warriors, this week to the state of Oregon where they will participate in the End of the Trail Nike-sponsored basketball tournament.