McCoy Williams (6’2/PG/’26/”Cary Academy”)
When you talk about the characteristics of a point guard and want to see the embodiment of what you are describing, look no further than McCoy Williams. He is a young man who has been around the game for as long as he can remember. Being raised by a dad who has spent McCoy’s entire life roaming the sidelines as a coach at the collegiate level, the game was something McCoy was around daily and quickly fell in love with. From the moment he picked up his first basketball, which was around 5 years old (which was as far back as he could remember) to the time of his first competitive game in 2nd grade, McCoy was on the path that many find at an early age.
For most of his early years, he resided in Philadelphia – the place he considers home, but he currently lives in North Carolina. He has showcased his talents with numerous grassroots teams on the east coast ranging from his national championship winning NY Gauchos 11U team, east-coast powerhouse Philly Triple-Threat, Durham Hurricanes, to the renowned Juice All-Stars. He has developed his game over the years as he has made several stops at different schools as his family moved due to McCoy’s father occupation as a college basketball coach. In the 5th grade, he made history by being the youngest player to ever suit-up on the varsity basketball team at Springside Chestnut Hill (PA) Academy. He now finds himself in a leadership role on the varsity basketball team at Cary Academy (NC)
He is a dynamic lead guard that has a brilliant floor game. He has good positional size and a skill set conducive to building upon. McCoy is a reliable and trustworthy floor general that has proven that he can handle the position of point guard for his squad. He is an unselfish prospect who has it all when it comes to the point guard position. He has elite athleticism, a lethal middle game, the ability to knock down the trey ball, along with vision and ball handling. He has a great understanding and feel for the game. He knows how to get his teammates involved, set the table for them, and keep them happy. The combination of his quick first step and middle pull-up game makes it very difficult for defenders to contain him.
When I spoke with McCoy, his focus as he prepares for his sophomore season, as he has recently reclassified, is his improvement from a leadership perspective. I cannot tell you how many times McCoy referred to improving in this one particular area and he is highly determined to be a better leader on and off the court by the time the upcoming season tips off.