*There’s some discrepancy over Williams’ stats, and he may not have averaged nearly as many points.
Sometimes, the recruiting process moves slowly.
Other times, it happens as it did today for Indiana and David Williams, a 6-7 wing from Jacksonville, Fla.
The Hoosiers offered a scholarship. He accepted.
In doing so, Williams (who averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds a game last year for First Coast High School, which won its first ever district title) became the first player to pledge to join the 2010 class.
“Indiana is just a school that everybody knows, and it is every player’s dream to play at a place like that,” Williams told me moments ago.
Williams plays AAU basketball for the Atlantic Celtics, an organization that Indiana assistant Roshown McCleod was close with before being hired late last summer. Indiana head coach Tom Crean was accompanied by McLeod in Florida today and the duo saw Williams work out at the high school.
“I knew coach Ro and knew that he would be part of an exciting team that would want to get up the floor,” Williams said.
His high school coach, Charles J. Showers, said he thought Williams would thrive as a big guard in the Big Ten.
“He liked the style of play in the conference,” Showers said. “He’s a big-time player who likes to play against other big-time players. That’s what he was looking for, and he found it with a great program.”
Showers said Williams has a 3.8 GPA and was a leader for his high school team.