High school basketball phenom Mikey Williams revealed that people compare his game to that of Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Donovan Mitchell.
Williams, who is one of the most lauded guard prospects in the class of 2023, has yet to commit to a college to play at the next level, but his father told 247Sports in June that his son is “all right” in college.
“I think for Mikey the goal has always been the same and that is to take him to the highest level that he personally can take,” his father told 247Sports. “If that’s being a great player in college, then that’s where it is. Whether you’re being a great pro, then that’s where you are. But he gives his whole heart to basketball and that’s what a lot of people don’t understand, his sacrifice and how hard he works.”
Williams is currently the 30th recruit in the class of 2023, according to ESPN. It has offerings from schools like the University of Kansas, University of Memphis, University of Southern California and San Diego State University.
It is also possible that Williams could attend an HBCU, according to her father.
“He’s still big at HBCU and will make sure he pays a visit or two there,” Williams’ father said. “He has a few other schools that are at the top of his list as well. We’re keeping it a little quiet, but it will be exciting when it’s all set.”
As a basketball player, Williams is known for his explosiveness when reaching the hoop, and he’s played his fair share of dunks on the standout reel.
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This is one way he certainly compares to Mitchell, who is a flying guard despite not being the tallest player in the position. Mitchell, a three-time All-Star, has done very well in the NBA since being selected in the 2017 Draft.
During the 2021-22 regular season, Mitchell averaged 25.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, while shooting 44.8% from the field and 35.5% from outside the arc. The Cavs hope he can bring similar production to the team after being traded to Cleveland this offseason.
Williams still has a long way to go before he makes it to the NBA, but Mitchell is a pretty solid player to compare.