Markee Williams (5-10, 165lbs, point guard)
I got a chance to watch Markee Williams - much talked about freshman point guard from Morgan Park. After seeing him play, I left feeling that he is the real deal.
First of all, let's see if he passes what I call the eye test. My first impression of him was that he was solidly built. He's got the muscular upper body and is very well developed for a high school freshman. He must eat very well as well because he has low body fat. At 5-10 he is one of the shorter guys on the court. Even at the high school level 5-10 usually makes a guy one of the shortest guys on the court. But remember he is only a freshman and is still growing.
As far as his skills. Williams has a lot of that.
His first step is dangerous. I saw him go by players and drive to the basket several times after one step. He is extremely quick. But what makes him dangerous is his smart decision making. He turns the ball over very infrequently and has Nash like ability to dish the ball off for an assist. He seems to have that fined tuned ability to know when to pass the ball and when to shoot the ball.
Williams fits well in a Morgan Park team that is blessed with one of the state's top players in Wayne Blackshear. The rest of their players know their role in the team. Williams has the role of bringing the ball up the court, driving the ball to the basket and scoring when necessary and pass to open players when appropriate. His ability to score makes it dangerous to focus only on Blackshear. Becuase if you give attention only to Blackshear, Williams will make you pay.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of Williams and Morgan Park basketball.