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Moe Williams

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Strengths: Williams is a super-athletic wing player who is known for his high-flying ability. Has a nice physical build (good size and strength). While he's capable of making plays in the half court, his elite athleticism and quickness makes him even an even more dangerous scoring option in transition. At 6-foot-6, he's a great leaper who takes advantage of any opportunity to rise above the rim and entertain a crowd with highlight-reel dunks and alley-oops. In the half court, he does a lot of his scoring by slashing into the lane or cutting to the basket. In doing so, he finds holes in defenses and creates chances for himself to finish at the basket, which he does efficiently. It’s hard for defenses to stop him from attacking the basket when he gets his confidence going. On defense, he's good at using his length and anticipation in the passing lanes, often coming up with deflections and steals that lead to fast break points. He has good closeout speed and can block shots (good with chase-down blocks). He's also a good perimeter defender with a wide defensive stance, which allows him to contain his man. He’s a versatile defender and can guard every position from point guard to power forward, and is a solid help defender. He brings high energy to both ends of the court, plays very hard, gets back on defense in transition and alters shots, and demonstrates great effort on hustle plays, often putting his body on the line for the greater good of his team (dives for loose balls and takes charges). Rebounds well and pushes the ball up the floor, showing the ability to go coast-to-coast.  

Weaknesses: Williams relies greatly on his athleticism to score, leaving room for him to develop a more skillful offensive game, especially on the perimeter because that’s where he plays the most. He can sometimes be a bit passive and doesn't look to score as often as he could. Needs to continue improving his jump shot. Has to continue tightening up his ball-handling and passing abilities and focus on being a playmaker for his teammates. Needs to continue working on his foot speed when defending the perimeter.  

Overall: Williams, a rising senior for Life Center Academy (N.J.), boasts unique athleticism and thrives in up-tempo style of play. As of now, his impact on defense outweighs what he does on the offensive end, but he's shown steady improvement in being able to score in half court sets. Williams is a very confident player and effects the game in many different aspects. He does a lot of things, but doesn’t do one thing spectacularly. The high-flyer will continue to make his mark on the defensive end, but still has plenty of potential to develop that offensive skills that will make his game even more well-rounded moving forward. Currently, he has offers from several high-major schools with more expected to follow in the coming months.