Report: Four-star guard Kenny Williams plans to visit Michigan

Dylan Burkhardt

John Beilein was in Virginia yesterday to visit with four-star guard Kenny Williams.

Williams, one of the best shooters in the class of 2015, recently decommitted from Virginia Commonwealth after Shaka Smart accepted the Texas coaching job.

According to, Beilein met with Williams at his school while Georgetown’s John Thompson III visited Williams’ home. Also according to Scout, the guard has already setup two official visits: to North Carolina on Sunday and Virginia on Tuesday.

Williams previously took an official visit to VCU which means he has two remaining official visits after trips to North Carolina and Virginia. MLive’s Brendan Quinn reports that the sharpshooter plans to visit Michigan.

Williams’ high school coach, Troy Manns, texted MLive that the visit “went well” and that a visit was in the plans even though a date has yet to be finalized.

Williams’ current school list includes North Carolina, Michigan, Georgetown, Virginia, Louisville, Kansas and Florida. The 6-foot-3 guard is the No. 88 prospect in the country according to 247Sports’ Composite rankings.

247Sports’ Jerry Meyer recently called Michigan the ‘team to beat’ in Williams’ recruitment, but North Carolina (one of the presumed favorites before Williams chose VCU) and Virginia will have the first crack with official visits.

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  • Champswest

    He is a 2015 guy and we have no scholarships. Okay John, what do you have up your sleeve?

    • John

      Hatch’s scholarship is still on the table. Don’t believe for a second that it isn’t. There could still be some unexpected off-season attrition. The Davis commitment along with Teske and with Doyle and Wilson already in the mix, Donnal may not like the writing that he sees on the wall. I am not saying I am hoping for this, but it would make the Davis signing more understandable.

  • Mattski

    Nah, he’s going to both Kentucky AND Duke, and we don’t have a prayer. :) Go John, go.

  • Nick

    Please let this happen.

  • Champswest

    Must be a backup plan for a LeVert departure. That would fill the 2016 need for a SG/Wing (Langford’s spot) and we would then just need a PG.

  • Corperryale

    I’m not giving up on Jaylen Brown until the ink is dry on his UCLA commitment.

    • bobohle

      So Brown did verbal UCLA? When? I missed it.

      • Corperryale

        Nah, sorry if I it came across that way. Just meant that while a lot of people seem to think recent developments indicate Brown’s not coming, I will continue to hold out hope till the very end.

        • bobohle

          Me too!

  • Wayman Britt

    Since the actual date of the visit isn’t finalized, I would assume both parties are waiting to see what LaVert is doing. If LeVert stays, then I would assume Williams does not waste his time and visit.

  • JosephG

    LeVert’s decision cannot come soon enough!!!

  • Mattski

    Good luck turning this guy in John Calipari. Good luck convincing some of us that Calipari is cooler than Beilein. Great piece: