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  • 2021 forward Benny Williams trims list to four, breaks down his choices

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Benny Williams, the 6-foot-9, 185-pound forward from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (MD), has trimmed his list to four schools.

    Ranked the No. 10 small forward in the Class of 2021 by 247Sports.com, Williams is down to Georgetown, Maryland, Miami and Syracuse.

    He broke down his remaining four schools for ZAGSBLOG:

    Syracuse: “Syracuse has been recruiting me the longest. Iโ€™ve built a great relationship with coach [Jim] Boeheim and coach [Red] Autry.”

    Maryland: “I speak with Coach [Mark] Turgeon regularly. He has a great plan and vision for the program. He wants me to be a part of that plan.”

    Georgetown: “Georgetown was my first high-major offer. Coach [Patrick] Ewing gives me really good advice on how to take my game to the next level.:

    Miami: “Coach [Jim] Larranaga really likes my versatility and skill set. He thinks my versatility translates to the next level.”

    Kevin Jones coaches Williams and discussed his upside and skillset.

    “Benny is a very talented wing,” Jones said by phone. “”He can handle the ball, passes it, can shoot it extremely well. He’s just a very talented kid who’s gotten better from day one in our program. The kid works extremely hard.

    “He has the ability to switch defensively from guard to wing spot. His best basketball is ahead of him.”

    Williams has no timetable yet on a decision but said, wherever he goes, “I will bring a skillset where Iโ€™m an all-around playmaker.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.