Former Memphis star recruit Williams signs up with portal
Jeff Borzello, ESPN
- Staff WriterJan 8, 2024, 06:21 PM ET Close Basketball recruiting insider.
- Joined ESPN in 2014.
- Graduate of University of Delaware.Memphis freshman Mikey Williams is going into the transfer portal, the school announced Monday.Williams had yet to play a game for the Tigers, as he has been away from the team while the legal process originating from his April arrest played out. “We can validate Mikey Williams has actually selected to go into the transfer portal,”the school stated in a declaration.”The University procedure for him to join the men’s basketball program was underway, but Williams elected to explore his alternatives at this time.”Editor’s Picks Freshman forward JJ Taylor, who had fun with Williams at San Ysidro(California), likewise went into the transfer portal on Monday, a school representative validated to ESPN. Taylor, an ESPN 100 prospect in the 2023 class, appeared in three games this season for the Tigers.Williams, a previous star hire who signed with Memphis in its 2023 class, was arrested last spring following a March 27 event at his home, when shots were apparently fired at a carful of individuals who had left his residence.He faced nine felony counts in the event, however pleaded guilty in November to a lower felony charge of making criminal dangers. The plea indicated Williams could get the charge decreased to a misdemeanor if he reached a variety of requirements
before his scheduled sentencing this August.At the time, the university said it had no update on Williams ‘status with the team. It had actually announced in September that he wouldn’t have access to team facilities or activities “until his pending legal process is total. “Williams, a 6-foot-2 guard with 3.6 million Instagram fans, was considered a first-class possibility early in his high school profession, when he garnered nationwide attention for his soaking exploits and YouTube mixtapes.