Terrance Williams’ game, from those who know it best

Juwan Howard welcomes his first recruiting class to campus this fall. The incoming class is ranked as the best in the Big Ten and features three top-100 players. To get to know each incoming prospect a little better, UM Hoops spoke to their former coaches to paint a clearer picture of what each incoming prospect will bring to the table in Ann Arbor. Previously: Jace Howard

We live in a world of overly-edited high school highlight tapes, manicured for slow-motion crossovers and violent dunks. Emoni Bates pulling up from 35 feet. Zion Williamson setting gyms aflame.

It’s hard to imagine a consensus top-100 recruit whose game is less suited for that platform than Terrance Williams, a 6-foot-7 forward whose highlights are filled with crafty finishes in the paint and transition euro steps.

But style and substance are by no means correlated, and by the accounts of the coaches closest to him, Williams has the latter in droves. Williams leaves heralded Gonzaga Prep with 2,154 points scored, the second-most in school history. He won 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington D.C., and he helped lead Team Takeover to the EYBL championship in 2018.

Said Mike Jones, legendary head coach at DeMatha Catholic High School: “There’s no disputing his status as an all-time DC great.”

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