USC was a recent offer for 2020 6-6 Terrance Williams of Washington, DC and he has definite interest in the Gamecocks. Some of his other offers are Marquette, Baylor, Georgetown, Illinois, Xavier, Texas A&M, NC State, Virginia Tech and Northwestern.
“I really like South Carolina and they are in the mix for me as an option to go to school,” Williams said. “I like the way Frank Martin coaches and I feel like he and all the other coaches can help me get to the next level there.”
USC assistant coach Bruce Shingler, who has strong ties to the DC basketball scene, is the front man for Martin in recruiting Wiiliams. Shingler was one of his coaches at a younger age.
“Me and him have a good relationship and he has been showing interest from the beginning, but after Peach Jam the offer finally came and he was excited that now since the offer came I can actually consider going to that school.”
Obviously, Shingler knows Williams’ game well and has expressed to him how he would be a good fit with what they do.
“He thinks I can be versatile there and come in and play multiple positions from the three and four,” he said. “He likes that I can rebound and start the break myself and that I can stretch the floor out with my shooting ability.”
Williams averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game last season. At this early stage of his recruiting, he said he does not have favorites.