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Marvin Williams is his name, but that's not a secret anymore.

"As far as a high school player, he doesn't have a whole lot of weaknesses," Bremerton coach Casey Lindberg said of Williams, a 6-foot-9 forward who signed a letter-of-intent to play for North Carolina next season.

Missouri's Quin Snyder, Arizona's Lute Olson and the Tar Heels' Roy Williams agree with Lindberg. They were among the nation's prominent coaches to visit Bremerton and see Williams, one of the nation's prominent prep players, during recruiting.


"I've had four or five NBA teams come to watch," Lindberg said.

Fact is, buzz around the league suggests Williams could be a first-round pick were he to enter the draft this year. For now, Williams is ranked the fifth-best prep player in the country by USA Today and No. 10 by The Sporting News.

No disrespect to Jamal Crawford, Nate Robinson or the Stewart twins, all stars at Rainer Beach, but Williams is without a doubt the most touted high school player in recent state history.

Lodrick and Rodrick Stewart may be contributing significantly as freshmen at the University of Southern California, but Williams is expected to dominate at UNC.

Robinson may have led the Huskies in scoring last year as a freshman, but Williams is expected to chase national titles at UNC.

Crawford may have led Michigan in scoring his only year there and may be averaging 17 points a game in his fourth season with the Chicago Bulls, but Williams is expected to ... well, you get the idea.
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