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Basketball Recruiting Notebook — State’s Top ’23 Hoopster, B. Rice’s Williams Chooses Louisville

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, September 27, 2022, 9:19 am

This freshly-delivered Louisville slugger does his punching on the basketball floor.

Birmingham Brother Rice senior wing Curtis Williams, the consensus top recruit in the MHSAA’s Class of 2023, committed to the University of Louisville last week. He picked UL over Providence, Alabama, Florida State and Xavier. ESPN ranks him the No. 12 overall small forward in the nation.

The 6-foot-5, soft-stroking Williams will be the first player from the Detroit area to play for the Cardinals since Brandon Jenkins (Detroit Southeastern) who competed out of the UL backcourt in the mid-2000s. As a junior, Williams averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds and tickled the twine from 3-point distance at a 40 percent clip.

Technically speaking, this kid can really ball out

Maple City Glen Lake senior small forward and Division 3 all-stater Luke Hazelton recently committed to Michigan Tech. Hazelton (6-7) snagged the offer earlier this month. His Glem Lake club went 19-2 last winter while he averaged 23 points per night.

Offers of note

Davison sophomore guard Greg Lawson was offered by Florida St.

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s sophomore guard Sharod Barnes scooped an offer from Toledo

Detroit Renaissance underclassmen guards L.T. Stone (Soph.) and Jordan Sigmon (FR,) were both offered by U-D Mercy

Port Huron Northern all-state senior wing Tyler Jamison got offers from Lake Superior State and Wayne State