We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Myles Williamson of Lake Norman.
We’ve seen Williamson in every type of setting, including at Lake Norman’s open gym prior to the season, where we stated, “Gruber is enough young talent for most coaches to be quite happy, but add in Williamson and this team’s potential is simply unfair. He’s another young, smart guard with excellent physical attributes and a pretty useful amount of skill. We’ve seen Williamson at camp, where he displayed flashes of dominance against his own age group. He loves to get downhill and attack the basket, but also has the IQ, patience, and vision to make plays for others. It’s unclear if either of these freshmen will earn serious minutes, but they are definitely going to be the future of this program in a few years.”
Williamson, like all other Lake Norman freshman, logged majority of his minutes on JV last season. However, his IQ, size, strength, and versatility should allow him to carve out a pretty productive role over these next few years. Williamson is a useful all-around player that can defend multiple positions and operate in various roles offensively. He’s great in transition and plays hard on both ends of the floor. Not only does Williamson complement the current veterans on the team, but he’s also an ideal running mate for someone like Gruber—who he’ll grow with over the next three seasons. It’s still early in the process, but Williamson could be a prospect for college coaches to start tracking over the next twelve months.