Scout's Take: Kenny Williams to VCU 

August, 19, 2014
Aug 19
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ESPN 100 SG Kenny Williams made a verbal commitment to VCU on Tuesday, giving coach Shaka Smart his first verbal commitment in the 2015 class. Williams -- the No. 82 player in our rankings -- was one of the breakout performers of the recent grassroots season, taking his recruitment to the very highest levels before trimming his list to Virginia Tech, VCU, Georgetown, North Carolina, Indiana, Oklahoma State and Providence earlier this month.

Why he committed: A local product (the No. 2 player in the state), Williams has been on VCU’s campus several times during the course of his high school career, most recently two weeks ago. He took subsequent visits to North Carolina and Georgetown last week before ultimately announcing his decision via Twitter.

“It just felt like it was the right thing to do, the situation couldn’t get any better than VCU,” Williams told ESPN.com, also noting that location and the opportunity for his family to see him play played a major role in his decision.