Mikey Williams is one of the best high school basketball players in the entire country.
The 6-foot-2 guard out of San Ysidro High School in California is the No. 17-ranked player in the 2023 class according to 247Sports.com.
Eric Bossi of 247Sports had this to say about the Memphis Tigers signee:
“A strong and compact combo guard, Williams is an offensive minded player who understands how to use his athleticism and burst off of the dribble. He is a good ball handler with wiggle off the dribble who finds and exploits cracks in the defense to get to the rim and finish or draw fouls. He has developed into a pretty good shooter from deep and gets tremendous lift when he pulls up off the dribble for his shot. Williams has a huge following on social media and plays to big crowds wherever he goes so there is a natural flair and charisma that comes along with his game.”
But now it appears Williams may never step foot on the court for the Tigers.
Elite College Basketball Recruit Mikey Williams Arrested
ABC24 News in Memphis reports that policed arrested Williams on Thursday on charges of assault with a deadline weapon. Williams could face years in jail if convicted.
“He was booked on five counts of assault with a deadly weapon using a firearm. In California, each charge carries a minimum sentence of six months in county jail, if convicted.
Sheriffs could not clarify how the arrest occurred or how authorities were alerted of the crime.
Williams was released on a bail of $50,000 just after midnight Friday morning.” – via ABC 24
Williams also deleted his Instagram account on Friday morning. Hardaway and Memphis have not yet commented on the situation. Williams has not commented either.
But it’s a shocking turn of events for one of the nation’s most-talented young players.