A 16-year-old high school basketball phenom, Mikey Williams made news in June when he declared his interest in attending an HBCU. Now, he has made a different decision regarding school, transferring from his school in San Diego, California to a school in North Carolina.
Mikey Williams formerly played at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, where he led the state of California in scoring, but he recently announced on Twitter that he was transferring to Lake Norman Christian School in Charlotte, North California. His tweet reads:
“Going to keep this short… man… just so everybody knows, I am transferring to Lake Norman Christian in Charlotte, North Carolina. Leaving Southern California was hard!! Especially growing up there…sometimes you have to do things for the better… understanding the bigger picture is huge. 619 is ME it’s in my DNA. I appreciate everyone who has been a part of this marathon!! And I appreciate every single person in my city who’s supported me. 619 I GOT YALL!!”
619➡️704 WHATS GOOD?? pic.twitter.com/m1oPBBNWWm
— Mikey Williams (@619PRESIDENTIAL) September 21, 2020
ESPN’s No. 3 rated prospect for the Class of 2023, Mikey Williams is an explosive, talented basketball player. He, of course, has received many offers from esteemed basketball schools Kansas and UCLA, and after announcing his interest in HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Institutions), he got new offers from many of them, such as Hampton and North Carolina Central.
Mikey Williams’ new move puts him much closer to North Carolina Central, which would make attending much easier if he chooses to. Williams also has family and friends in North Carolina, which he says will play a big part in which school he ultimately chooses to attend.
— Mikey Williams (@619PRESIDENTIAL) August 25, 2020
“Just being comfortable with where I’m going,” Williams said of what he is looking for in a school. “Just want to make sure that I have people, family, and stuff in certain areas because of support. That’s it, support and just trust for my coaches.”