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Williams Talks Oregon

March 12, 2018

On March 2nd, 2018 five-star guard Brandon Williams out of Crespi (Calif.) de-committed from Arizona amidst the Sean Miller scandal. Williams became a super hot commodity when he re-opened his recruitment.

"I got so many calls I couldn't even keep up," Williams told me.

Among those schools to call Williams the day he announced he was decommitting were the Oregon Ducks. I was able to chat with Brandon Williams earlier today about the Ducks.

1. Jake Weingarten, ScoopDuck: How did you feel when you picked up the Oregon offer?

Brandon Williams: Always happy after an offer especially from a prestigious school like Oregon because I know what they have done with their players, and I mean it's Oregon... and having the opportunity to play with guys like Bol and Lou can't pass that up.

2. Jake: Have you been in touch with anyone from the 2018 class?

Brandon: Yeah, as a matter of fact, they [Bol/Lou] both texted me yesterday.

3. Jake: What did you and Coach Altmann talk about?

Brandon: Coach Altman tells me how they need a guard with a "pop", get in the lanes and make smart decisions.

4. Jake: Thoughts on the coaching staff?

Brandon: I love the coaching staff. I have that feeling that I have with Arizona as far as I can talk to them about almost anything. Even though I only knew them for a few weeks, they have been texting me every day just checking up.

5. Jake: Seems like Bol and the guys want you in Eugene, what have they said to you about it?

Brandon: They've said a lot, Bol was saying how he wants a guard that can get in the paint and make athletic plays for him. I told him, I played with Deandre Ayton before and it wasn't hard to throw it up and tell him to go get it (laughs). Then with another guy like Lou a shooter and bucket getter, he will find a way to score.

6. Jake: How do you think you’d mesh with a guard like Will Richardson?

Brandon: I don't think that would be a big issue. I can play with honestly anybody, moving the position on the court or who brings the ball up. Will is a great player that I have no problem playing alongside with.

7. Jake: Brandon, I’ve had fans ask. When are you visiting Eugene, give us the date or a time table! (he answers later in the story)

Brandon: Haha, to be honest, I'm not even sure yet. I can give you guys this, when I go I'm pretty sure I'll be accompanied by another prospect (!).

So that was my chat with 2018 G Brandon Williams.

He then gave me the news later on that he'd be very busy in the summer to visit so chances are he is gonna visit in the spring.

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