OU lands another guard for 2011-12, AA Huron's Dante Williams
The Grizzlies got the word from Hartland guard Matt Poches late last season.
Williams, a capable defender at nearly every position on the floor, according to his coach, Waleed Samaha, led the River Rats to the Class A state finals last season.
Williams had interest from schools in the Big East, Mid-American Conference, Atlantic 10 and PAC 10, but he narrowed his choices to the final two early in the recruiting process.
“He took the option to play at home. His family can get to the games. That was important to him and his family," Samaha said. Coach Greg Kampe's aggressive nature toward scheduling Oakland's non-conference season against some of the nation's top-tier programs paid dividends last season, as the Golden Grizzlies routed the Summit League on their way to the NCAA tournament. It's also proving positive on the recruiting trail.
The big guard will have to add some weight to his 170-pound frame. Samaha says Williams should be around 190 pounds when he enters Oakland, where he expects his guard to be ready to play immediately.
For now, Williams and Huron have high expectations to meet on the high school hardwood this winter, a reputation they earned last season.