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NLI With UConn--(Nov. 15, 2002)
Marcus Williams (6'-2" Sr. PG), formerly of Crenshaw the past three years, who transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA this fall to complete his prep career, made good today on the verbal commitment he gave to UConn head coach Jim Calhoun this past September, by signing a National Letter of Intent late today. UConn received the letter this afternoon and released an announcment late today. Here it is:
Boone and Williams Sign National Letter of Intent
STORRS, CONNECTICUT-- The following is a listing of the University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Letter of Intent Signees, as of Friday, November 15, 2002, including key statistics and comments from Head Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun.
Josh Boone, 6-10, 225, F, Mt. Airy, MD-- Currently attending prep school at West Nottingham Academy in Colora, MD, where he will play this season for Coach Raphael Chillious... Graduated from South Carroll High School in Winfield, MD in 2002 with a 3.6 grade-point average and scored 1,200 on his SAT’s... His team finished 20-6 as a senior and advanced to the state semifinals... Josh averaged 20 points, 14.4 rebounds and seven blocked shots per game as a senior at South Carroll... Named the Carroll County Player of the Year and First Team All-Metro as a senior... A second team All-Metro pick as a junior.
Coach Calhoun on Josh Boone
“Josh is an athletic shot blocker who runs the court extremely well. He has very good hands and is a great passer. He was a dominant defensive player at the high school level, one of the best shot blockers in the country. He has added 20 pounds since the end of his senior year and is preparing himself very well for the rigors of college basketball. He is a also great student who we feel will be a tremendous addition to our basketball family.”
Marcus Williams, 6-2, 180, G, Los Angeles, California-- Currently attending Oak Hill Academy in Virginia for his senior year... Transferred from Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, CA.... Averaging 17 points and eight assists in the early season for Oak Hill... Averaged 26 points and 11 assists last season for Crenshaw.
Coach Calhoun on Marcus Williams
“Marcus is one of the best point guards in the country and is playing for a legendary coach in Steve Smith at Oak Hill. He is a very good passer and tremendous scorer, averaging over 20 points per game in his high school career. He is one of the top players in this recruiting class and someone who we think will be an excellent combination guard, filling the void when Tony Robertson graduates. We look forward to Marcus becoming another standout backcourt performer in our basketball program from the Los Angeles area, much like former standout and current NBA guard Kevin Ollie.”
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