UNC Recruiting: Why Kenny Williams is a Perfect fit for UNC
Before the commitment of four star shooting guard Kenny Williams, the 2015-2016 North Carolina Tar Heels were expected to be one of the top teams in the country – now with Kenny in the fold, the Heels may have just landed the final piece to a championship puzzle.
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The 6’3 sharp shooter had committed to VCU but when Head Coach Shaka Smart took the Texas job, Williams re-opened his recruitment and it came down to Carolina and their ACC foe Virginia. Kenny is a Virginia native and many thought that may be the deciding factor in his recruitment but when it was all said and done, the lure of Carolina was too much and he made it official with a tweet that he would be attending UNC. His ability to shoot the rock and space the floor is a welcome asset for any team but it means even more to the Tar Heels.
Although Joel Berry shot the ball well from the outside at the end of the season, once again Marcus Paige was the only UNC player who could make a jump shot consistently. With Williams running in the backcourt alongside Paige it will not only open up the floor for the big men but it will also make opposing coaches think twice before going to a zone defense which hurt Carolina a times during this past season.
Another reason that Kenny Williams is the right player at the right time for UNC is his position. Carolina is thin on the wing with the surprising departure of J.P. Tokoto, so with the commitment of Williams it will give the Tar Heels some much-needed quality depth on the perimeter. When Ol’ Roy decides to go small in the backcourt (which he loves to do) Kenny will play a key part. The four star long-range sniper is a little bigger than Carolina’s other guards (excluding Theo Pinson) so he can slide over and play the “three” when there are two point guards on the floor with him. In fact, expect Coach Williams to play Kenny with multiple point guards because Roy has had a lot of success utilizing a three guard lineup.
Bottom line, now that Kenny Williams is a Tar Heel, this team just got even better. They just got one thing they needed: Shooting! So the rest of college basketball had better take notice because the bullies in Carolina Blue are back!