Norfolk Academy Center Mark Williams (Video Still: Waltron Moody/recruit757)
Class of 2020 Center Mark Williams is making a name for himself
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
He has been known as the little brother of former Princess Anne basketball star Elizabeth Williams.
Mark Williams (2020 C 6-11 200) is not so little any more and he’s coming out from the shadow of his famous “big” sister.
recruit757/Basketball caught up with Mark in his off-season training, and it looks like a big season is in store for the near seven-footer.
It’s not as though Williams is an unknown.
Mark holds over 20 college scholarship offers, including some of the biggest names in college hoops. Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth, UConn, Florida, NC State, Georgetown, Clemson, Old Dominion, Seton Hall, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Penn State and LSU are some of the names that jump off the page when you look at his offer list.
Recruitniks have N.C. State tabbed as the favorite. His sister went to Duke and it’s natural to ask the question. Will Mark follow his sister and play for the Blue Devils? It’s still a little early for a decision. Hill didn’t play in his freshman season due to injuries, and his sophomore year presented a big learning curve. All of the attention is still a little new.
Also, Duke hasn’t offered Williams yet.
His junior season will be a time for him to truly establish himself. His play for Team Loaded Virginia has been impressive.
Mark averaged a double-double with almost five blocks per game in his sophomore season.
Norfolk Academy isn’t a basketball powerhouse in a world of Oak Hills, Gonzagas and DeMathas, but you can bet that as a Bulldog, Mark Williams will establish himself this year more than ever.
– Andy Hilton