Norfolk Academy C Mark Williams (Video Still: Waltron Moody/recruit757)
Mark Williams opts for Duke
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Before the 2018-19 season, we featured Norfolk Academy big man Mark Williams and his summer workout routine.
Williams transferred to IMG Academy over the summer and he hasn’t wasted any time in making a college decision. After piling up more than 30 college scholarship offers, Williams verbally committed to legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Blue Devils. ESPN National Recruiting Coordinator Paul Biancardi broke the news on Friday.
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For the Williams family, it’s a continuation of the pipeline from the 757 to Duke. Mark’s older sister, Elizabeth Williams, played her high school ball at Princess Anne and her college ball at Duke. Elizabeth is now in the WNBA.
Williams is a 7-footer and a prized recruit for the Blue Devils. In three seasons at Norfolk Academy, Williams scored more than 1,000 points. With Williams in the paint, the Bulldogs made it to the VISAA Division I playoffs in his junior season. Norfolk Academy finished 18-10 last season.
His offer list included Georgetown, LSU, Florida, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Pitt, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Connecticut, Michigan and NC State.
– Andy Hilton