Ohio State hosted Baltimore Mount St. Joseph’s shooting guard Kameron Williams this past weekend and he apparently liked what he saw, resulting in a commitment to Thad Matta’s 2013 class. Williams, a consensus four-star, is a nice addition to the OSU shooty hoops program. He is currently ranked No. 52 overall by ESPN, with a No. 80 rank from Rivals, a No. 88 rating by Scout, and a No. 96 rating by 247 Composite. You can never have enough good shooters, and Williams should fill that role nicely. Williams follows Toledo St. John’s forward Marc Loving as the second member of the 2013 class. Previously considered a Miami (FL) lean, Williams did not choose the Hurricanes, nor did he act on offers from Syracuse, Marquette or Wake Forest. I’ve seen him listed anywhere from 6-foot-1 to 6-3, so let’s go with 6-2 for now.
Williams played AAU ball for Baltimore Elite in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, where he nailed nearly half of his three-pointers and shot 53% from the field. He also made 85% of his free throws, averaging more than 20 points and three rebounds per game. Williams had an in-home visit last week, and followed that with this weekend’s official visit, which obviously went well. He’ll join a back court that already includes Aaron Craft, Lenzelle Smith, Shannon Scott and Amedeo Della Valle. Of those, only Williams hasn’t played mostly point guard, though Della Valle is expected to play the two more with Ohio State.
He told ny2lasports.com why he chose to become a Buckeye:
“I committed because I want to win a national championship. I felt like all of my dreams and goals can be fulfilled there.”
Video highlights from the Nike Global Challenge after the jump