Marcos de Niza guard Dubois Williams is starting to receive the kind of recruiting attention that was expected before he broke his foot seven games into his senior prep basketball season.
Williams said he has received solid scholarship offers from Northern Arizona, Evansville, St. Mary’s and Southern Utah and is starting to get serious interest from Arizona State, New Mexico and Southern Illinois.
He also said Arizona has asked him to walk on.
Williams has a little more than a month to weigh his options. Seniors are allowed to sign national letters of intent from April 16 to May 15.
"It’s coming up fast. I’ve just got to figure out what I want out of it," said Williams, who averaged 20 points per game in leading the Padres to the state quarterfinals.
Shaw accepts invitation: Chandler forward Joey Shaw has accepted an invitation to play in the prestigious Reebok ABCD Camp July 7-11 in Teaneck, N.J. The camp roster will include many of the top 200 seniors in the country.
Shaw, who averaged 20 points per game as a junior, said he has received recruiting interest from several major programs including ASU, Oklahoma and Oregon State. He said he would prefer to stay on the West Coast.
Sralik signs softball letter: Mesquite outfielder-catcher Natasha Sralik has signed a letter of intent to play for Jamestown (N.D.) College.
Sralik was an All-Fiesta Region selection last season. She batted .391 and was co-leader in RBIs with 22 for the Wildcats, who qualified for the 5A state tournament.
Lots of zeros: Tempe pitcher Courtney Crawford has proven impossible to score on through the season’s first three games. Crawford had yet to yield a run through Wednesday. She has recorded 51 strikeouts. Could this be the year the Buffaloes challenge Chaparral for the 4A East Sky Region title?