The recruiting process looks to finally be winding down for the athletic junior college 6-foot-7 sophomore forward Kwintin Williams. After recently putting himself in a position to qualify academically from the junior college ranks, Williams is beginning to near his college decision. This week he took an official recruiting visit to a program in the Big Sky Conference.
It has been a very long road for Williams, and this week he took his second official recruiting visit in the process - visiting Portland State University. Head coach Barret Peery recently took over at the program, and has made landing Williams a priority for him and his staff.
Williams advised me that he really enjoyed the visit and is really considering a future at the program.
"They really showed where I will fit into their plans for the future," said Williams. "I have a lot to think about."
Even with the late signing period now coming to an end, Williams still looks to be mulling over his options for next fall.
Williams took his first official recruiting visit to Cal-State Northridge, and then received offers from Texas Christian and Washington State University. Texas Christian is still in contact with Williams, while Washington State has moved on.
Williams advised me that he is still also receiving strong interest from Oregon and PITT.
One of the most athletic junior college talents in the country last season and over the summer (2016), Williams has had to overcome a lot of diversity for himself. After academic issues and a troubled past, the gifted prospect has seriously improved his academic resume, and is now on pace to graduate.
We will continue to follow the college recruitment of Williams 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 is 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 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. 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 athletic talents in the country.