Johnathan Williams III, a 6'9" power forward from Memphis, TN., committed to the Missouri Tigers Thursday night according to Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com.
"It's a great basketball program, good academically and just a good school," Williams said after he announced his commitment to Missouri, via Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com.
"It's just a great situation," Williams told John Martin of the Commercial Appeal. "I went to their workouts, saw their workouts, and they work extremely hard. I know they're gonna do big things this year and then next year when I get there."
Williams is considered the 11th-best power forward and the 51st-best player in the 2013 class by 247Sports.com. He held offers from 18 different Division-I schools including Louisville, Memphis, Georgetown, Florida, UCLA and Texas.
ESPN says of Williams:
Williams is a rare combination of length and skill that reminds many of a young Lamar Odom. At 6'7" and left-handed, Williams possesses a tremendous handle and feel for the game. Like Odom, Williams could be considered a point forward that can initiate offense.
Williams averaged 15.7 points, 10.2 rebounds and three blocks a game last year as a junior at Southwind High School. He played AAU ball for the Bluff City Legends this summer.