VCU lands local top-100 guard Williams as first 2015 commit


Shaka Smart added a major piece to the growing program that is VCU basketball today, getting a commitment from 2015 guard, Kenny Williams.

Williams chose VCU over the likes of North Carolina, Indiana and Georgetown, opting to stay home after his senior season at nearby LC Bird High School.

At 6’3 175 lbs, Williams climbed ESPN’s rankings to the No.82 spot for the 2015 class, due mostly in part to a dangerous stroke from deep, but is described as more of a combo guard than just a shooter. He’s the first commitment of VCU’s 2015 class and gives the Rams their fourth ESPN top-100 player out of five players in the past two classes. The Rams have two available spots after William’s commitment and are being considered by a number of other top-100 prospects.

“It just felt like the right thing to do,” Williams told “The situation couldn’t get any better than VCU.”

Location ended up being a factor for Williams, telling, “I’m looking forward to my family being able to see me play.”




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Mat Shelton-Eide has been involved in college athletics since 2007, starting as a co-founder of where he covered the Rams all the way to Houston as the one-time CAA darling shocked the hoops world with a historic run to the Final 4. He has worked within two Atlantic 10 athletic departments, first as a graduate assistant in the VCU Sports Information Department during the '09-'10 basketball season, then after receiving his M.Ed. from VCU's Center for Sport Leadership, as a ticketing and marketing intern in the University of Richmond's athletic department during the inaugural season of Richmond's Robins Stadium, months before the Spiders 2011 Sweet 16 run.


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