Arizona Western Junior College and Alaska native 6-foot-7 sophomore forward Kwintin Williams was the top returning junior college prospect in Arizona's ACCAC junior college conference this season, before he decided to do an academic redshirt.
After a strong freshman season for Pima head coach Brian Peabody, Williams was prepared to have a big sophomore campaign. But after he decided to transfer junior college programs this season and land at Arizona Western Junior College in Yuma, AZ, Williams learned that he would have to sit his sophomore year.
Williams is currently still receiving loads of division-I college interest, as such programs Oregon, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Cal State Northridge and Portland State have each been in contact with him. Williams also advised me that he is in no rush to make a college decision for the future, but is just focused on making the right decision for himself.
Williams has not indicated yet whether he will sign with a college program this fall or in the spring, although I do expect him to make a decision this spring.
We will continue to follow the college recruitment of Williams this fall closely, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Williams is a very strong and athletic 4-man that also possesses a good ability to step outside and handle and shoot the basketball, although he is still at his best around the painted area where he is able to finish strong at the rim with power dunks and strong finishes. Williams is a high-riser and is among the best overall athletes in America's 2017 junior college class. A 4-man, Williams should develop into a 3/4 man over time with continued hard work on his perimeter skills. A solid shooter, Williams is a good mid-range player and still needs to add more consistency to his long range jump shot to open up his full game. He is a solid ball handler. OK passer that sees the floor - a developing part of his game. Williams is an active and strong rebounder that is quick off his feet, and is a good finisher that gets to the free-throw line quite often. He runs the floor hard. A good low post defender, and solid defensively on the perimeter, but needs to focus more on this area of his game. Good shotblocker. One of the top juco prospects in the West for 2017.