Brandon Williams signed financial aid paperwork with Arizona last November, stopping short of inking a full-fledged national letter of intent just in case the school’s connection to an FBI bribery investigation expanded.
Instead, it was a report by ESPN accusing coach Sean Miller of a pay-for-play scheme involving Deandre Ayton that led Williams to de-commit from the Wildcats in early March. Six weeks later, though, Arizona is still in the running along with Pac-12 foe Oregon as the 4-star point guard has cut his list of suitors to three.
— Brandon Williams (@TheeBWill) April 17, 2018
Arizona State was the team that dropped off Williams’ list, the Sun Devils not making the cut after he took an unofficial visit there on April 7. The third-best prospect from California took an official visit to Oregon this past weekend and is set to visit Gonzaga on June 1, though the Bulldogs have made in-home visits to Williams in Encino, Calif.
The 6-foot-2 Williams is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 31 player in the 2019 class and the seventh-best point guard. He would make Oregon’s No. 2-ranked class even more potent, while, for Arizona, it would boost a unit that didn’t have a commit in tow until early April after Williams and 4-star forward Shareef O’Neal de-committed after ESPN’s report in late February.