Detroit Country Day’s big man, 6-11 senior Amir Williams, has committed to Ohio State University.
The Buckeyes are getting a very athletic and mobile post player in Williams who fits the Buckeyes’ system and has the potential to be an immediate impact player. Williams runs the floor extremely well and finishes above the rim with a clear path or from drop-off passes created by dribble penetration. He rebounds on both ends, can make open shots to about 15 feet and can face and drive to the basket from short distances, which will be perfect in Ohio State’s spread offensive attack that includes multiple set plays with a variety of ball screens and great spacing.
Williams should get ample opportunities to be an impact player right away at tOSU as the Bucks’ freshman phenom Jared Sullinger will, undoubtedly, leave for the NBA (hopefully the Pistons). I’ve seen Williams on numerous occasions and, unlike some, have never been blown away with his ability. However, when compared to some of the other big men who have gone to high D-1 conferences in the last few years, he’s probably the best prospect. He’s nimble and athletic for a kid his size.
He joins 6-9 center Trey McDonald (Battle Creek Central) in OSU’s recruiting class.