Checking in on, Duncaville’s Shawn Williams

16 06 2008

 Shawn Williams

Duncanville, Texas is home to one of the top basketball teams in the nation, the Duncanville Panthers. Panthers Head Coach Phil McNeely has won almost 700 games in 26 seasons at the helm of the Panthers. The team currently hosts two of the best 2009 prospects in 6’5 combo-forward, Roger Franklin and 6’6 small forward, Shawn Williams. Franklin is a shoe in on high major roster, having received no less than nine offers from power conference schools. Williams is a ultra smooth prospect with an incredibly sound game and the ability to beat his man off of the dribble.

The past six months of  Williams life, have solidified him as one of the top prospects in the 09′ class. Williams has developed confidence in his game, showcasing it against the best in the nation. Not only on the AAU circuit, but the high school hardwood as well. Williams is a proven winner as his Panthers squad posted a 53 game winning streak until running into Oak Hill Academy late in December, 2007.

The Duncanville Panthers played two of the toughest opponents that a team could play. First the Panthers squared off against Oak Hill Academy. The game was a barn burner to say the least and ended in overtime on a missed shot in the lane by Williams. Oak Hill won the game 78-77.  Williams was the second best player on the court, posting 21 points and 16 rebounds. Williams did however miss a shot in a lane at the buzzer that would have secured a Panther win. Brandon Jennings was the reason that Oak Hill won putting up 34 points on 32 shots.

The Panthers then went on to the Beach Ball Classic, in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. After struggling early, but managing to advance to the title game. Franklin, Williams and fellow 2009 recruit Reger Dowell played like they had something to prove in the finale against Wheeler (GA), wining the game 69-57. Roger Franklin was named MVP of the Tournament, but is was Williams 23 points and 12 boards that secured the win against Wheeler. 

“Our record speaks for itself,” Duncanville forward Shawn Williams said. “We’ve lost one game in two years. No matter how we look, we are going to find a way to win.”

In early May Williams narrowed his list, listing Florida as his leader. Kentucky, Texas, UCLA, Arkansas. Louisville and Baylor are still firmly in the mix.

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Humble, Derrick Favors in no Hurry to Make Decision

10 06 2008

 Derrick Favors

Derrick Favors is pretty much a household name at this point. Favors graces the top 5, in every major publication in the nation. Favors has that factor to his advantage so he is enjoying the recruiting process and soaking up the attention. Favors list of potential suitors are pretty much a who’s who list of college  basketball and has always included 15 or more programs. Favors, was recently asked what schools he is considering, he went on to rail off,

“Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Memphis, UConn, N.C. State, Texas,” he eagerly said with a smile.

 Favors went on to name off another formidable list,

“Indiana, Illinois, Miami,” he continued. “Florida State, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas, Duke.”

Favors has made it clear for sometime that his decision will be a well thought out one, he wants to find that perfect fit for his 6’9 235 pound frame. Over Memorial Day weekend Favors gave the schools on his list a reason to be patient, leading his Atlanta Celtics AAU squad to the Tournament of Champions Title over Kenny Boynton and Team Breakdown in the U17 championship game. Favors had a triple double in the final scoring 20 points, pulling down 16 boards and declining 11, two-point transactions. When asked about his time frame for a decision Favors said,

“I probably won’t make a choice until next April,” 

Favors has been rumored to be leaning towards choosing a school close to his family and support system. Gergia Tech has long been in with Favors. The Yellow Jackets are probably the team to beat at this point for the kids services. Georgia is fresh off of a Cinderella S.E.C. tournament win and has peaked the interest of Mr. Favors as well. Derrick’s Coach’s, Family and Friends have been title lipped for the most part on which way he is leaning. When Favors was asked what the determining factor would be for his decision he stated,

“What feels right,”

“What feels right” to most people, is what they are familiar with and those three words may very well be the difference in the frantic frenzy for Favor’s phenomenal presence. 

#4- Abdul Gaddy

1 04 2008


  • Position: PG
  • School: Belarmine Prep
  • Hometown: Tacoma, WA
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 170

 Gaddy is a potent performer and has drawn a 5 star rating from every respected publication. As a sophomore Gaddy averaged 20 points and 8 assists per game. Gaddy is a well polished guard having superior speed and quickness. Gaddy also has a dependable jump shot and a great feel for the game. Gaddy withdrew his verbal from Arizona in May 2008, opening the flood gates for the future superstars services. Kansas has really gotten into the mix along with Memphis, Oregon, USC, Texas, Washington and Gonzaga. Gaddy has not ruled out Arizona as a destination.


  • Kansas
  • Arizona
  • Memphis
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Gonzaga
  • Washington