The solution is within Brandon Williams 6’7″ Middle Village (NYC) combo forward Christian Korol who travels across the country to play college basketball.
Williams, ranked 74th nationally in 2023 by 247Sports, made his commitment to UCLA official during a press conference Monday at his high school.
“UCLA is a big program and they have the connections to get me where I want to go and I feel like they can help me get to the next level,” Williams told 247Sports shortly before making his selection public. . I am very pleased with my decision. I know when it’s time to leave I’ll be a little nervous about the distance and stuff, but UCLA is the best option and the best choice for me in the long run.”
A combination forward who can create inconsistencies, Williams progresses quickly and grabs the attention of many over the summer with his grassroots PSA Cardinals team. Extremely young for a high school student, Williams is only 16 and said he sees both an opportunity and an opportunity to expand his role at UCLA.
“Mick Croninhe’s a great coach and I know what style of play he wants and what he’s going to do and I feel like I can help,” Williams said. -8, I can do some passes that other guards can’t do.
“I think I still have room to grow. I think I can make my handle a little stiffer, improve my jump shot and my athleticism, really everything.”
The second player from the class of 2023 to select UCLA, Williams joins four-star big man Devin Williams as one of the first members of the Bruins recruiting class. He is excited to make it to campus and make the most of his cross-country journey.
“It’s great to be able to choose from all these different schools and choose UCLA,” Williams said. “I’m just looking forward to getting on campus and having a new and great experience.”