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Will #1 Basketball Prospect Mikey Williams Follow In His Mother's Footsteps and Attend an HBCU?

Posted By: Will Moss on July 17, 2020

There has been a lot of buzz about top basketball prospect, Mikey Williams attending an HBCU. Not many people know, but his mother attended an HBCU, Hampton University in Virginia.

We look forward to seeing if Mikey attends Hampton or an HBCU...

In a recent article posted on HBCUCONNECT.COM, Carmelo Anthony spoke to his thoughts on more Black athletes coming out of high school attending HBCUs and he specifically mentioned Mikey Williams in his original quote.

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No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2023 Mikey Williams tweeted last week that attending a historically black college or university will be in consideration when it comes to committing to a basketball program.

The 15-year-old phenom could potentially make history by choosing an HBCU over a basketball powerhouse, such as Duke, Kentucky or Kansas. The move to play at a historically black university would be the first of its kind and one that Williams is strongly considering.

Williams committing to play at a historically black university would help generate massive interest and revenue in the black community, something that he wants to help create. In an interview with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report, Williams discussed the chances of playing at an HBCU.

[There is a] good chance, it just depends on how my future plays out. Only God knows what the future holds for me and as of right now I donít. Ö Iíve always looked into going to an HBCU; my mom went to Hampton, and she put it in my head early, with my social media following and influence I feel that I have a chance to change sports forever.

A lot of athletes are so star struck by big-name schools and coaches that they forget they control their own narrative. If thereís anybody that is getting paid from me being at their school Iíd want it to be my own people. Itís all about timing and situation. I support the black community to the fullest and any way possible I can help Iím going to do so no matter what it is.

After his tweet went viral, Williams immediately received scholarship offers from several historically black universities, like Florida A&M, Hampton, North Carolina Central, Norfolk State and several others.

According to Yahoo Sports, Williams has received about a dozen offers from HBCU programs.
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Will Moss
CEO at HBCU CONNECT
I think this is a great idea. If his mom went to Hampton University she must be a great woman :) No bias
Sunday, July 19th 2020 at 7:24PM
Jason Buford
Traffic guy and sidekick at WQOX 88.5
I've been waiting for this moment. I'm hoping that more high school prospects will see the value in attending an HBCU and follow suit.
Monday, July 20th 2020 at 11:01PM
Will Moss
CEO at HBCU CONNECT
Good point Jason!
Monday, July 20th 2020 at 11:02PM
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