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Boys' basketball: Interest in Williams heating up

March 24, 2009 |  2:07 pm

Taft senior guard Michael Williams, one of the best remaining unsigned players in Southern California, is starting to generate more interest from Division I suitors.

New Mexico State visited Williams on campus today, Taft Coach Derrick Taylor said, and the 6-foot-1 standout has scholarship offers from San Francisco, Cal State Fullerton, Montana State and Cal State Northridge. New Mexico State has not offered a scholarship, Taylor said.

Williams often played his best in the biggest games, scoring 32 points against Westchester in the City Section title game--more than the entire Oakland McClymonds team scored against the Comets in the state Division I title game. He also scored 31 points against Leuzinger, 29 against Etiwanda, 20 against Bishop Montgomery, 27 against Oakland Skyline, 23 against Fairfax and 30 against Ventura.

He averaged 18.7 points and 4.1 assists and made 45% of his three-point attempts.

--Ben Bolch

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