While watching this weekend's Double Pump Summer Tip-Off event in California, I was also impressed with 6-foot-7 rising senior forward Mykale Williams, a 6-foot-7 post player from Redlands East Valley.
This weekend he played with IEBP and I immediately felt his presence in the game. He had a college-ready body to compete now, and is a very strong kid with good balance who is also a strong finisher around the rim. The kid tried to dunk the ball every time he went up, which I absolutely loved. Him doing that showed me that he plays with aggression, which can be a huge impact in the paint. With a big presence in the paint, it can change the whole dynamic of the flow of a game. Williams was also a strong rebounder.
I was impressed with his foot-work, while he tried to finish around the rim. He draws contact by being strong in the paint, which gets him to the free-throw line. He also made a good amount of free throws to help his team. He also put the opposing bigs in foul trouble each time he attacked the basket, while also being under control.
Watching Williams this weekend, he seemed to be more of a back-to-the-basket big. I did not see him take any jump shots, so I have no opinion on that.
I can see this player helping a program immediately and becoming a serious low-post presence at the collegiate level.