Scout.com #11 Overall
Five-Star forward Shawne Williams inked with Memphis this past week. Formerly of Hamilton High School in Memphis, Williams spent the last year at Laurinburg Prep in North Carolina. His coach at Laurinburg, Chris Chaney, gives this assessment of Shawne: "He's 6'8" and can play shooting guard or small forward. He has a good shooting touch and is an excellent, excellent passer, so there's a lot of things he can do on the court. We had him a little bit last year, during second semester and we've been working with him about using his mind on the court, not just his athletic ability. He's actually very smart."
Here are a few excerpts from our conversation with Shawne Williams.
Q: Why did you pick Memphis?
A: It was the place I wanted to be.
Q: What is the best part of your game?
A: My passing. Seeing the open player in the open court is what I do best. I shoot to, so I can do a lot of things good.
Q: What do you need to work on?
A: My strength. I need to get stronger for when I have to take it inside.
Q: What other colleges were you considering?
A: None. Memphis was the only college I looked at and the NBA was my second option.
Q: At this point, do you think you'll be at Memphis next year?
A: Oh yeah.
Q: What do you think your recruiting class can accomplish at Memphis?
A: A championship. Within the next two years we should be able to have one.