'18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams (Buffalo Commit)

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'18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams (Buffalo Commit)

Unread postby ace » 1 year ago

Offered. Great name.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby PlayMikeMotenMore » 1 year ago

Great name for the spelling-impaired. Just making names up.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby bigappleram » 1 year ago

Worked out pretty well for Anfernee Hardaway.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby ramster » 6 months ago

IN HIS OWN WORDS
Williams told Rivals.com that Marquette, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Providence and Rhode Island are talking to him more than other programs.

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com ... two-visits
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby TruePoint » 6 months ago

Do URI and PC just follow each other around offering the same kids? It's not like these kids are from Pawtucket.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Billyboy78 » 4 months ago

This kid looks pretty explosive.
6'6 SG JEENATHAN WILLIAMS displays unteachable TALENT @PeachJam2017 @D1Circuit @JeenathanW11 @TheCityRocks @_ClutchCarter @famouslos32 https://t.co/gnZ6cgPaso
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby ramster » 4 months ago

Williams was one of those players at Peach Jam who I thought might up better stats than he did. The plus side of that is that he did not really blow up and play above expectations so he could stay within our grasp.
His team did well with City Rocks winning 4 of 5 Pool games defeating Playaz, All Ohio Red, Team Penny, Nike Team Florida and losing to Boo Williams. City Rocks made it to the 8 Team Single Elimination Tournament on Saturday but lost to Team Takeover by 63-59. Team Takeover went to the Championship Game and lost to Oakland Soldiers.

Total Stats for Williams for the 6 games:
39 points
11 rebounds
19-37 FG
0-1 on 3FG
4-11 FT
3 Assists
10 TOs
3 Steals
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Billyboy78 » 3 months ago

Going to St. Ben's for his senior year.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Billyboy78 » 3 months ago

Billyboy78 wrote:Going to St. Ben's for his senior year.

This has changed. He is now playing his senior year in California. Tate is trying to get him to come here.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Billyboy78 » 3 months ago

Still hanging in there...

http://hoopdreamsmag.com/?p=11117
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby CT Rhody » 3 months ago

This has to be the #1 guard target from a national ranking perspective for whatever that is worth.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Billyboy78 » 3 months ago

CT Rhody wrote:This has to be the #1 guard target from a national ranking perspective for whatever that is worth.

Like I said, we are recruiting big athletic guards.


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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Billyboy78 » 3 months ago

So, it would seem his final 5 are URI, Virginia, Virginia Tech, NC State and Minnesota. Hopefully we get one of his visits. He'd be another great get.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Billyboy78 » 3 months ago

He could use some Rhody followers...
https://twitter.com/JeenathanW11?lang=en
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby giovanni » 3 months ago

Yes would be a huge get. What better place than Kingston for a great lefty.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby reef » 3 months ago

Wow this kid looks really great it would be too good to be true if we got him
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Rhodymob05 » 3 months ago

Reminds me of EC. I like it a lot.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby CT Rhody » 3 months ago

Anybody know if we have an official visit lined up with Jeenathan yet?
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

We need to get a visit from this kid...

zach smart‏ @zsmart3 · 9h9 hours ago
Expect @JeenathanW11 to pick up where Gary Trent jr. left off at Prolific Prep (CA) high scoring electrifying guard w/wealth of weapons
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby rambone 78 » 2 months ago

Hopefully Tate has his ear......this would be a huge get.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby CT Rhody » 2 months ago

Anybody see anything on what his official visit list is yet?
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

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Versatile Threat Williams To Play Vital Role On West Coast
Possessing a high-motor, explosiveness, and an adeptness in the rim-to-rim game, 6-foot-7 Class of 2018 guard/forward Jeenathan Williams will gauge his grit against the nation’s elite this season. A recent transfer to esteemed Profilic Prep in California, Williams will entertain one of the country’s most arduous national schedules.

While Billy McKnight’s team has bid adieu to one of the country’s best scorers in Gary Trent Jr. (now at Duke), Williams will immediately assume some of the leadership mantle. A left-handed elite athlete with ferocious athleticism utilized in the above the rim game, Williams averaged 22 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for University Prep in New York State/Class AA.


The Rochester native created matchup headaches with acrobatic finishes which only rarified athletes can pull off.

After toying with the idea of attending New Jersey powerhouse St. Benedict’s, Williams heads to a Prolific Prep program that also features 6-foot-11 high-major prospect Jordan Brown. Brown currently has offers from Cal, Gonzaga, Oregon, UCLA, and a barrage of others.


Williams will also be flanked by Jared Martin, a 6-foot-5 all-state shooting guard from Arizona. The infusion of new talent will look to fill the void left by Trent Jr., Abu Kigab (Oregon), and Paul Scruggs (Xavier). The Crew will look to regain a berth in the Grind Session state championship, where they fell to DeAndre Ayton-led Hillcrest Prep (Az.) after a 29-3 campaign in 2016-17.

“My summer was great, but I’m not satisfied at all,” said Williams, who is sifting through 20+ Division-I scholarship offers.

“My role is to be a leader, make plays, and to learn more of the game of basketball from coach Billy (McKnight) while I work to keep getting better and taking care of my body to get ready for college.”
Providence, Syracuse, Marquette, Virginia, N.C. State, Minnesota, Buffalo, Canisius, Georgia Tech, and a bevy of others have all heaped a scholarship offer on Williams.


Williams, who hails from the same regal recruiting real estate that produced Thomas Bryant, rattled off “Buffalo, UMass, Rhode Island, and Illinois” as some of the programs who have been most persistent in their pursuit as of late.

Playing one of the toughest schedules in the country and the national exposure that comes with it, especially with the ramped up competition level of Grind Session, were two pivotal factors in Williams’ decision to transfer.

Having worked significantly on his handle and operating offense, Williams has established himself as a versatile threat. He envisions himself as a multi-positional, jack of all trades type at the ensuing level of play.

“I see myself being the same position in college, a point forward type,” said Williams, who plays for the Albany City Rocks on the AAU circuit.

Length, finishing ability, and an evolving jumper will be the foundation of Williams’ growing skill-set. He’s displayed consistency in the mid-range game, where he’s developed a knack for elbow jumpers. Described by teammates and coaches as a devout worker with a level-headed persona, Williams’ augmented his stock following a notable performance at Nike Top 100 camp.


He gained immediate notice and offers from Rutgers, Florida State, Providence, Temple, Rhode Island, and about seven others throughout the course of his junior season. Scoring at all three levels has been a priority for Williams since he was a freshman. As a sophomore, he became one of New York State’s most perilous scorers at 28 points per game.

Widely regarded as a Top-30 in the country at the off-guard position, expect continued growth as Williams continues to develop as a big guard.


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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby CT Rhody » 2 months ago

Moving to the west coast will make this tougher, now west coast programs will surely be jumping on board especially considering he doesn't appear to be narrowing down his list at all currently.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

CT Rhody wrote:Moving to the west coast will make this tougher, now west coast programs will surely be jumping on board especially considering he doesn't appear to be narrowing down his list at all currently.

True, but most of his offers are from east coast teams. Minnesota is probably the closest to where he is now. I guess it depends if he plans on signing in November or waiting out the season to see if he gets some west coast teams and sign in the spring.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby reef » 2 months ago

Don't like this west coast thing either. If he blows up he may stay out there ??
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Unread postby Joe95 » 2 months ago

Jeenathan committed to Buffalo tonight.
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams (Buffalo Commit)

Unread postby RhowdyRam02 » 2 months ago

Weird. Didn't take official visits, at least ones we could find, and even though he says Buffalo was on him the longest he didn't mention them in articles until about two weeks ago it seems. Maybe he got home sick going to the west coast to prep?
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Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams (Buffalo Commit)

Unread postby CT Rhody » 2 months ago

Good for Buffalo for landing this type of talent.
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