Mikey Williams lands at UCF after Memphis exit
Jeff Borzello, ESPN
- Personnel WriterJan 12, 2024, 05:49 PM ET Close Basketball recruiting insider.
- Joined ESPN in 2014.
- Graduate of University of Delaware.Days after announcing his departure from Memphis, previous star hire Mikey Williams announced Friday that he has actually committed to UCF.Williams made the statement on Instagram, with the caption:” All I required was a chance. “After signing with Memphis in its 2023 class, Williams was arrested last spring following a March 27 event at his home, when shots were presumably fired at a carful of individuals who had left the residence. He dealt with nine felony counts in the case, however pleaded guilty in November to a lesser felony charge of making criminal hazards. The plea suggested Williams could get the charge reduced to a misdemeanor if he satisfies a variety of requirements before his scheduled sentencing this August.Editor’s Picks 1 Associated Williams never played a game for Memphis, as he was away from the group while the legal procedure played out.”
We can verify Mikey Williams has chosen to enter the transfer portal, “Memphis said in a declaration Monday.” The University procedure for
him to sign up with the men’s basketball program was underway, however Williams elected to explore his choices at this time. “Williams, a 6-foot-2 guard with 3.6 million Instagram followers, was considered a five-star possibility early in his high school
career, when he garnered national attention for his soaking exploits and YouTube mixtapes.UCF(10-4)picked up a big upset win over No. 3 Kansas previously this week and will host BYU on Saturday before heading to Texas and Houston next week.