Hoosiers land first 2010 commitment: Jacksonville’s David Williams

  • 04/22/2009 9:23 pm in

Both Chris Korman of the H-T/Hoosier Scoop and Rick Bozich of The Louisville Courier-Journal are confirming tonight that 6-7 forward David Williams from Jacksonville (FL) gave a verbal commitment to the Hoosiers early this evening.

Here’s the scoop, according to Korman:

“Indiana is just a school that everybody knows, and it is every player’s dream to play at a place like that,” Williams told me moments ago.

Williams plays for AAU basketball for the Atlantic Celtics, an organization that Indiana assistant Roshown McCleod was close with before being hired late last summer.

“I knew coach Ro and knew that he would be part of an exciting team that would want to get up the floor,” Williams said.

If you didn’t see this coming, raise your hand. That’s what I thought. Williams is unranked on the Rivals.com Top 150 and he’s a two-star recruit on Scout. That could be totally irrelevant if he’s a late bloomer and an emerging prospect. Which may or may not be the case. For now, it’s probably best to reserve judgment until we can learn more about Williams.

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  • chitownhoosier

    everybody is hating on a kid we know nothing about. Reminds me of someone.. i think he did ok in college. Something about a final four. believe he was the 5th pick in the draft. plays for the heat. won a championship in 06. and absolutely destroyed people in the NBA this year. whats his name again…

    yeah that dude had three scholly offers and wasn't a five or four star either.

    oh and by the way imagine you have waterford who is just about his height and seems to do the same things with the basketball and then you have this guy sub in for him. or better yet play at the same time. you tell me that won't cause match up problems. throw in a ridiculous point guard in teague and we could be the scariest team in the big ten in 2 years.

    plus if this guy is as good as his stats are hell be a ranked player by next year anyhow

  • chitownhoosier

    everybody is hating on a kid we know nothing about. Reminds me of someone.. i think he did ok in college. Something about a final four. believe he was the 5th pick in the draft. plays for the heat. won a championship in 06. and absolutely destroyed people in the NBA this year. whats his name again…

    yeah that dude had three scholly offers and wasn't a five or four star either.

    oh and by the way imagine you have waterford who is just about his height and seems to do the same things with the basketball and then you have this guy sub in for him. or better yet play at the same time. you tell me that won't cause match up problems. throw in a ridiculous point guard in teague and we could be the scariest team in the big ten in 2 years.

    plus if this guy is as good as his stats are hell be a ranked player by next year anyhow

  • Trey Trice

    Dont worry bout this guy he is someone who is under the radar. Tom Crean has shown that he likes to recruit deep into FLorida and this kid is one of the nations elite. Give him by next year and he will be in the rivals top 150 with at least 3 to 4 stars.

  • Trey Trice

    Dont worry bout this guy he is someone who is under the radar. Tom Crean has shown that he likes to recruit deep into FLorida and this kid is one of the nations elite. Give him by next year and he will be in the rivals top 150 with at least 3 to 4 stars.

  • Trey Trice

    Dont worry bout this guy he is someone who is under the radar. Tom Crean has shown that he likes to recruit deep into FLorida and this kid is one of the nations elite. Give him by next year and he will be in the rivals top 150 with at least 3 to 4 stars.

  • Trey Trice

    Dont worry bout this guy he is someone who is under the radar. Tom Crean has shown that he likes to recruit deep into FLorida and this kid is one of the nations elite. Give him by next year and he will be in the rivals top 150 with at least 3 to 4 stars.

  • markb

    Well, every team needs some seldoused players who are happy just to ride the pine, work hard every day at practice, and have a good attitude. Problem is, those guys should have the ability to at least be role players. But Williams … well, as one service put it, “He could be a decent role player IF he improves …”
    Personally, for a progam that has already lost 1-2 scholarships due to infractions, I just don't get it. Why would you basically take away another scholarship for 4 years, but awarding it to a kid who really cannot compete at your level? I mean, you're taking a gamble when you are counting on the kid improving … the only players you should take such gambles on are 7 footers, and even then, only freshmen (not junior college transfers who averaged all of 4 ppg and 4 rpg like Jobe). Frankly, I think Crean & Co. are recruiting like they're still at Marquette, and not at Indiana, an elite program.

  • ryan_iu

    hey Paul so is bringing you back to the Mike Davis recruiting days a good thing or a bad thing because i think mike davis is a hell of a recruiter just not much of a coach…

  • ryan_iu

    hey Paul so is bringing you back to the Mike Davis recruiting days a good thing or a bad thing because i think mike davis is a hell of a recruiter just not much of a coach…