VCU Basketball: Kenny Williams commits

VCU couldn’t welcome a better first commit for their 2015 recruit class. Kenny Williams verbally committed to be a Ram this week and fans are more than excited about it. Williams is an ESPN Top 100, four-star shooting guard with everything it takes to excel under Shaka Smart.

VCU Head Coach Shaka Smart gets serious in their game against Virginia Tech (Photo Credit: Patrick Wood)

VCU Head Coach Shaka Smart gets serious in their game against Virginia Tech (Photo Credit: Patrick Wood)

Smart must have recruited Williams for his speed and his ability to fit into his system perfectly. Williams has “havoc” written all over him. As for stats, in his junior year alone he averaged 21.3 PPG and 5.7 RPG. His jump shot is nearly perfect already as he thrives on his catch-and-shoot skill. Williams is able to retrieve the ball and shoot before his opponent has time to catch up. VCU fans can’t read that and not jump up and down as they know how well that will fit into the offence Smart runs.

Williams is from the area in Chesterfield, so having friends and family close to support him is a bonus. The A-10 is a perfect conference for Williams’s career. He will likely break A-10 records and stand out in this conference that is getting more and more attention every season. Williams has the skill to excel in conferences that he also had offers in, such as the Big East and the ACC, but the A-10 is a great choice on his end. Dare it be said, players with less of a skill set have built very successful careers through the A-10, so Williams should be successful as well.

Jequan Lewis drives the ball to the basket for VCU (Photo Credit: Patrick Wood)

Jequan Lewis drives the ball to the basket for VCU (Photo Credit: Patrick Wood)

 

Williams will pair very well with JeQuan Lewis. When he gets to VCU in the fall of 2015 Lewis will likely be the star point guard with the graduation of Weber. Lewis has a quick pass and will be able to feed Williams the ball perfectly to keep him scoring and passing as well. Williams reads defenders well already and with training under Smart he will be able to use his speed to unleash the havoc on defense he is capable of. Additionally, his eye for the ball and ability to snatch 5.7 RPG will enable the Rams to keep control of the ball more.

Let the 2015 commit anticipation begin.

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