Johnathan Williams III picks Mizzou
Rankin: Williams Fits Up-Tempo Tigers
With the Tigers making the move to the SEC, Johnathan Williams III is just the kind of athletic player coach Frank Haith will need to make an impact in arguably the most athletic conference in the country, writes Reggie Rankin. Blog
The Memphis (Tenn.) Southwind senior is the No. 35 overall prospect in the ESPN 100. A 6-foot-8 lefty, Williams was a reserve forward for USA Basketball's U-17 world championship team this past summer.
During his junior season at Southwind, Williams averaged 15.7 points, 10.2 rebounds and three blocks per game. His team went 28-5 before losing in the state quarterfinals.
Williams gives Missouri a second ESPN 100 commitment, moving the Tigers to No. 16 in the 2013 recruiting class rankings. No. 18-ranked point guard Wes Clark of Romulus, Mich., and No. 42 point guard Travis Jorgenson of Columbia, Mo., already had committed to Missouri.
Williams' brother, Johnny, is a redshirt junior at George Mason.
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