Former UCLA commit Williams picks UNM
March, 2, 2010
2010 prosect Kendall Williams (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./ Los Osos) claimed a couple of weeks ago that he would not wait for the April signing period to make a college decision. He stuck to that notion as he casted his lot with New Mexico on Monday night, his AAU coach Keith Howard to ESPN.com. Although he thoroughly enjoyed the Clemson visit, Steve Alford's up-and-coming Lobos program was the choice for Williams. Williams had been previously a UCLA commit for quite some time, but both sides decided to go into a different direction. The lanky combo-guard prospect has a solid upside due to his length and scoring ability. He has improved his game management and he's a willing passer. On the other hand, he doesn't have great quickness, and he's a streaky shooter. He does, however, change speeds well. With added strength and skill development he should be a solid fit in Alford's guard-oriented system. In addition, Williams exudes confidence and has natural leadership skills, which should bode well for him as he gets acclimated to the college level.