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Justice Williams is a prospect to watch - Rising frosh from Philadelphia shows out at Hoop Group Elite Team Camp

By Pat Lawless, 06/30/18, 8:30PM EDT


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It’s still early, but Justice Williams has to be regarded as one of the top prospects in the class of 2022. With his elite playmaking ability there are few prospects at his age that are on the same level as he is. Williams is in action with his future high school team Roman Catholic (P.A.) this weekend at the Hoop Group Elite Team Camp. He likes the chemistry he and his team has built in the couple times they have played together this summer.

“We’re coming together as a team even though a couple people are hurt,” said Williams. “We like playing with each other and are getting to know each other.”

He is set to play a big role on next year’s team at Roman Catholic. Head coach Matthew Griffin and his team expect him to go out and do what he does best next season.

“He’s just said to go out and play my game, but to also get my teammates involved,” he said.

Williams’ feel for the game and knack for scoring is a big reason why he is the top prospect he is. There are some parts of his game that he is looking to improve to take his game to an even higher level.

“I feel like I need to develop my athleticism and being a leader on the floor,” Williams said. “In terms of my game I would say working on my game down low.”

Williams recently picked up his first offer from Penn State. He is excited at this opportunity, but knows there is still work that needs to be done.

“It was exciting, but also humbling too,” said Williams. “I know I have to go back in the gym and work because people see that I have an offer and now I have a target on my back.”

Looking to next high school season, Williams has a couple of goals he has in mind.

“The first goal would be winning the Philadelphia Catholic League championship,” he said. “That’s a big thing where I am from. I also would like to get first team or second team All-Catholic. That would be a good goal individually.”

Williams feels that he separates himself from other players in his class for a couple of reasons. 

“I feel like my skill set and my poise throughout the game is what separates me,” Williams said. “I feel like I could have been better today, but when it was time to play in the clutch I feel like I showed out.”