5-Star G Mikey Williams Transfers to Lake Norman Christian from San Ysidro

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistSeptember 21, 2020

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Mikey Williams, a 5-star guard from San Diego, announced on Twitter Monday he was transferring to the Lake Norman Christian high school in Charlotte. 

Williams is considered the No. 3 player in the ESPN 25 for the Class of 2023, the top shooting guard in the class and the No. 2 player from the state of California. 

Josh Gershon of 247Sports offered the following scouting report on Williams' game:

"Extremely productive combo guard with good size and length. Strong kid for age but not maxed out physically. High level athlete who is an explosive finisher. Has range to perimeter with jumper and is pretty consistent three-point shooter. Has handle and vision to facilitate and play on ball full time. Physical tools to be a good defender. Level of fame at age is current biggest obstacle to overcome."

His hops are certainly impressive:

He also has an enormous following already for a high schooler, with 2.5 million followers on Instagram. As Langston Wertz Jr. of the Charlotte Observer noted, he was the "the No. 1 player in the nation in his age group by the Naismith National Youth All-American Report" and played on an AAU team with Bronny James—LeBron James' son—in the eighth grade. 

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He also scored 77 points in a game during his freshman season in December. 

Williams decision to transfer high schools may seem like an unusual swerve, but he's already shown a penchant for surprise when he posted on social media in June that he's considering HBCU schools and may eschew bigger programs like Duke or Kansas.

"Why does it always have to be the big names?" Williams said in an Instagram post, per Krysten Peek of Yahoo Sports. "Have you ever thought about helping your own people out? We are the reason that these schools have such big names and such good history. But in the end, what do we get out of it?"

He may also consider going pro immediately through the G League Select Team, which top prospects like Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga and Isaiah Todd have already done.

"I'll still be watching the G League super close. Especially now that it's an option for us to either go to college, the G league or overseas route," he told Peek. "I think it's great that a lot of players don't have to go overseas and they can stay home. I'm definitely going to be watching what they do this year with guys like Jalen and Jon Kuminga."

For now, however, he'll be moving across the country to finish out his high school years.