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Elite wing commits to FSU basketball

The ‘Noles land a good one

NCAA Basketball: ACC Operation Basketball Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida State basketball staff has done a great job generating interest from top-50 prospects, and now they’ve closed the deal on at least one. Patrick Williams, a 6-7 wing from Charlotte, NC became the 3rd member of the 2019 class when he announced his commitment at the Charlotte Hoops Challenge Media Day.

Williams chose FSU over NC State, which was his only other official visit.

He visited Florida State in September, on the same weekend as Seminole commit Nathanael Jack.

Williams is rated as the No. 40 overall prospect in the nation, according to the 247 Composite.

With good size, his primary strength is his ability to shoot the three. But he brings a lot more than just that - like Terance Mann, he’s big enough to grab rebounds, and skilled enough to run the break. He can also defend multiple positions, and he’s the type of explosive athlete Seminole fans have come to expect.

When he gets to college, he’ll have to focus on the strength and conditioning program. He needs to continue to put on good weight, and also increase his flexibility and lateral speed, considering that in Coach Hamilton’s positionless system he’ll need to be able to guard smaller players on the perimeter.

He’s also a year younger than most of his classmates, and will be 17 when he graduates.

With Raiquan Gray, Malik Osborne, Anthony Polite, and Wyatt Wilkes already on the roster (and Zimife Nwokeji coming in), Williams’ commitment gives FSU even more flexibility with big bodies on the wing.

He is FSU’s 3rd commit of the class, joining Jack and Nwokeji. The recruiting class will likely be at least five players. He is expected to sign during the early signing period.