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LSU Basketball: Mike Williams commits to Tigers, Matt McMahon

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On3 Consensus three-star recruit Mike Williams has committed to LSU.

The 6-foot-3 class of 2023 shooting guard out of Cumberland (Md.) Bishop Walsh chose the Tigers over Clemson, DePaul, Syracuse, VCU, and Wake Forest.

He becomes the second addition to LSU’s recruiting class, joining four-star power forward Corey Chest (No. 107).

Williams is the No. 202 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 45 shooting guard and the No. 6 player in the state of Maryland.

It should be noted that Williams is expected to rise in the next On3 2023 update.

Williams on his commitment to LSU

“I chose LSU because of the family atmosphere, the relationship that I have not only with the assistant but the head coach as well,” Williams said to On3. “We have built a great relationship. I also chose LSU because of the plan they have for me and how much they believe in me.”

What type of player is LSU getting in Mike Williams, in his own words?

“The program is getting a DOG,” he says. “Someone who is coming to work everyday and willing to do what it takes to win at a high level.”

Williams has a message for LSU fans.

“Just be ready. Mike Will is coming to Tiger Town.”

On3’s Jamie Shaw recently wrote this about Williams: “Mike Williams, the player, has been hiding in somewhat plain sight. He played his high school ball with Bishop Walsh (MD), who participates in the NIBC, and he played his travel ball this year with Team Thrill, a program that made it to the UAA Next Circuit finals.

“Williams is an aggressive, downhill guard. He can defend the point of attack or the passing lanes, and he can create his own offense in the half-court or full-court setting. He scored 0.951 points per possession in transition for Team Thrill this summer. This opened the eyes of a good number of high-major college programs.”