Indiana offers class of 2015 guard Kenny Williams

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After getting involved with his recruitment following the first Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) session last month in Sacramento, Indiana took the next step in its pursuit of class of 2015 guard Kenny Williams today.

The Hoosiers offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-4 L.C. Bird (Va.) standout, who plays for Boo Williams and is a friend of incoming IU guard Robert Johnson.

Williams is the leading scorer for Boo Williams, which qualified for July’s Peach Jam, at 14.7 points per game. He’s shooting close to 47 percent on 3s in EYBL play.

The offer was first reported by Matthew Hatfield of VirginiaPreps.com.

Earlier this month, Williams told Inside the Hall he’s trying to make his game more well-rounded so he’s known as more than just a scorer.

“A lot of people label me as a shooter, but I don’t like to put one label on it,” said Williams, who averaged 21.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in his junior year at L.C. Bird. “I’m willing to do whatever to win, whether it’s taking charges or diving for loose balls.”

Williams also has offers from Cincinnati, George Mason, Hofstra, James Madison, Memphis, Minnesota, Old Dominion, Robert Morris, VCU, Virginia Tech and William & Mary. North Carolina is also recruiting him.

(Photo credit: Joe Mahoney, Times-Dispatch)

  • Gregory Spera

    Bearing in mind the fact that our 2014 roster will have no seniors and no probable NBA candidates, I have a question… of the 21 players listed on the ITH 2015 Recruiting Board, how many of them actually have official offers?

  • deebo

    Tough kid scores easily. I’m sold

  • Ole Man

    I’m not.

  • ronb

    So if you are not sold on this kid and u say a logjam of guards are in the 2015 class then who would you pick that is excellent over this young man? I valve your opinion so give us some names that you think would be a good fit for IU so we know why you prefer different player(s). Please give us your feedback on players who are better that IU could get for 2015?

  • CreanFaithful

    Finally a recruiting article that doesn’t “mention Kenny Johnson” and you still find a spin. How are the offers out and available position numbers any different than previous years? Chillllllllll

  • CreanFaithful

    47% from three separates him from most people on the planet

  • Gregory Spera

    Ironically, someone telling me to “chill” always makes me LESS chill. Strange how that works.

  • CreanFaithful

    Coming from you… not strange at all

  • Gregory Spera

    Ooooh, snarky.

  • CreanFaithful

    Lol. OK. I concede. You just seem very pessimistic lately. And at this point I’m not sure how these numbers (offers out/available slots) are concerning. Particularly at this point in the game…

  • SCHoosier

    True that..but “bigger the pie..better the chance of getting a sweet cherry and not a pit.” :) With our roster of guards..convincing a really good one that he will get the playing time expected will take a big effort and a little luck..

  • Gregory Spera

    I am, admittedly, to a certain extent, pessimistic about the current state of Indiana basketball. It is not my intent to bring our discourse to some sad end, but to quote one of my personal favorites, Albert Camus, “There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.”

  • Ole Man

    Let’s see his foot speed, separation, movement, defense, etc. before we crown him

  • Ole Man

    Briscoe, Dozier Jr., Kennard, Richardson, Jordan. And those are just guards we have offered. Briscoe at PG would be killer. Kennard, Richardson would bring finesse and shooting to SG. Jordan would be a slasher/shooter in my opinion.

  • CreanFaithful

    I’m not crowing anyone anything. I watch videos on the internet. Same as you. You said that you aren’t sold because he doesn’t stand out amongst the others that we are in pursuit of, but that 3 pt percentage stood out right away. Our coaching staff does evaluate these kids in person. I trust when the offer, they have determined said player would add value to our program.

  • Hoosier Pride

    Kennard is committed to Duke.

  • Ole Man

    I trust them too; they know lots more than we do! LOL!
    Like your new icon btw! Outstanding!
    My pt was that maybe he can shoot lights out; but it takes more than that to make it in the B1G, as you well know.
    I have seen these offers so much that I reserve judgement until I know more.

  • Ole Man

    Dang! Didn’t know that. Oh, well. I can see why.

  • ronb

    Thanks for your input. A lot to pick from.

  • Ole Man

    No problem. I’m no smarter than anyone else on here…just have more time on my hands….LOL.

  • ILive4IUBball

    Richardson committed to Syracuse!

  • Ole Man

    Well; double dang! LOL!
    Thanks for the heads up.

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