The Cincinnati Bearcats may be looking forward to the 2016-17 season right now, but that doesn’t mean that the coaching staff isn’t worried about the years beyond that. Mick Cronin and company can rest a little easier today, as they added another recruit to the 2017 class with the commitment of Keith Williams.
2017 guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati, per his twitter page.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 4, 2016
Williams is a 6’5”, 190-pound swingman from Brooklyn, where he plays his high school ball at Bishop Loughlin Memorial. He is ranked the No. 5 recruit out of the state of New York by 247Sports and the No. 38 shooting guard in the 2017 class, although you have to figure he may get time at the three and maybe even the four in the coming years if Cronin goes smaller.
The No. 169 overall recruit in the 2017 class, Williams had offers from a wide range of schools including a power five titan (Oklahoma State), some mid-major heartthrobs (Saint Louis, VCU, Dayton) and a few local squads (Rutgers, St. Peter’s, Hofstra). He made an official visit to Cincinnati on Sept. 23 and followed that with a visit to Dayton on Oct. 1, just days before his decision to become a Bearcat.
Williams is the second hard commit to the 2017 class for Cincinnati, joining fellow shooting guard/wing Trevor Moore from Whitney, Texas.
Here are some highlights from Williams’ junior year to give you an idea of what he brings to the table.