Devin Williams is having quite a year. Blessed with a motor that never stops, Williams helped lead Montverde Academy to its first National Title, and he recently signed with the University of West Virginia. Williams’s selflessness shines on the court. Regardless of how many offensive touches he gets a game, this young man is only concerned with making plays that are going to help his team win games.
The schedule! Back in Cincinnati we played a very competitive state schedule; but here at Montverde, we play a competitive national schedule. Every night you have to show up or you will be exposed. I had to be focused and ready to play every time I stepped on the court. I could not let up.
The whole experience just really helped me improve mentally. It also helped me understand how I can help a basketball team. It really helped me understand my role. I am not a guy who steps out and shoots threes. I want to stick to what I do well: defense, rebounding and playing with energy. When you play on a team as talented as Montverde, you have to find other ways to impact the game because of the amount of scorers we had. To be able to learn from Coach Boyle and his staff was huge, this whole experience was big for me.
Darin Johnson is one of the more gifted offensive players in the class of 2013. Blessed with a diverse skill set, Johnson plays with great pace, and has no problems creating his own shot. Washington will count on Johnson to provide a scoring punch as he makes the transition to PAC – 12 basketball.
Basically it came down to Coach Romar and the rest of the coaching staff. They develop wings, and they have the ability to get guys to the next level. It’s obvious when you look at all of the players they have put in the league.
Season went really well for us. We lost in the NorCal Championship to Aaron Gordon and Mitty. But it was a really good year, especially with it being my first year at Sheldon.
UCLA, Marquette, USC, SDSU and Texas A&M
Dakarai Allen is one of the more unique prospects in the class of 2013. Blessed with tremendous length and quickness, this Sheldon HS (Sacramento) standout is one of the better defenders in the country. San Diego State will count on this gifted athlete to lock up the opposing teams’ best players throughout his college career.
It was all about location, the coaching staff, and the fact that I felt that I was their number one option.
I am going to play shooting guard.
It is a good move for him and his family. But Coach Hutch from UNLV is coming in, and he is going to take his spot. I am familiar with him because UNLV recruited me too, so I am excited.
They want me to come in and guard the other team’s best player, and that is something I am looking forward to doing.
Class of 2014 stud Ronnie Harrell Jr. is one of the most humble prospects you will come across. Harrell, like his cousin, NBA veteran Chauncey Billups, simply wants to win and is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team.
Kansas State, Wyoming, Boise State and Northern Colorado.
Yes, they offered about a week ago. I like them. Coach Weber came by the house and talked to me, and he was really cool. He seemed like a player’s coach, a coach I would like to play for.
We are really underrated as a state. There may not be as much talent here as some other states, but there are still talented players.
I learned on my own. When I was little, I had to play on a metal rim outside. No one really taught me.
There aren’t many opportunities to call a middle schooler a high major prospect — Elishja Duplechan is one of the exceptions. Only in the 8th grade, Duplechan already sports an offer from the Memphis Tigers. It is only a matter of time before high major coaches around the country follow suit and pursue one of 2017′s best point guard prospects.
It’s humbling, and it makes me feel like all of the hard work I have put in is paying off. Growing up, I was one of the weakest kids in the gym. Now I go out and destroy.
It gets pretty competitive whenever we play. Sometimes we even end up fighting. My dad won’t let us play against each other anymore!
Basketball is my life. Outside of playing ball, whenever I can, I read my bible. God is the one who gave me the ability to be great.
Josh Cunningham is one of the toughest prospects in the class of 2014. Cunningham plays with an edge that many players his age do not. Already ranked among the top 150 players in America, Cunningham is looking to boost his standing with evaluators and college coaches this summer.
I have been playing pretty well. I have been working hard and going hard in practice. Coach Mike always reminds me that I need to go as hard as possible.
With Mac Irvin, I play the 3/4. In college, I see myself playing the 2/3.
Oklahoma, DePaul, Bradley, Michigan State and Iowa.
Louisville, Kansas, Baylor and Syracuse are some of the schools I watched growing up.