It looks like the Kentucky Wildcats may have yet another point guard target in the 2018 class.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, UK called Brandon Williams on Sunday night. What was discussed is unknown, but it does suggest there’s at least some level of interest between UK and the five-star guard.
However, FOX Sports’ Aaron Torres’ reports that John Calipari actually reached out to Williams’ high school coach:
One interesting note on the Brandon Williams/Kentucky stuff: I was told by a source that John Calipari reached out directly to Williams' HS coach. We were told Coach Cal would be a more proactive recruiter post-Zion Williamson, and that appears to be the case here https://t.co/W6Oyi8jGjc— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) April 2, 2018
Measuring in at 6-2 and 185 pounds, Williams hails from California and is ranked 22nd overall by 247 Sports in addition to being the No. 6 point guard in 2018. Among the schools who’ve offered a scholarship are UCLA, Ohio State, Kansas and Oregon. UK has not offered him yet.
Currently, his crystal ball has recent picks for Oregon, and UCLA has gotten some recent buzz. Part of that is due to his close friendship with Shareef O’Neal, who decommitted from Arizona and committed to UCLA recently.
This may be nothing more than a courtesy call since Williams previously said he hoped that UK would show interest. It appears UK is showing more interest in Ashton Hagans in terms of point guards that could join UK’s 2018 class, though Hagans is still a 2019 recruit.
Perhaps UK is keeping tabs on Williams as a backup plan if things fall through with Hagans, or someone like Quade Green makes a surprise decision to transfer.
Here are some highlights of Williams scoring 52 points in a game: