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Johnathan Williams III commits to Missouri

Frank Haith

Missouri coach Frank Haith dons a jacket during practice in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, March 15, 2012. Missouri plays Norfolk State on Friday in the second round of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)


Missouri has added their third commitment in the Class of 2013.

After 45 minutes worth of video montages and R. Kelly’s “I’m the World’s Greatest”, Johnathan Williams III, a 6-foot-8 lefty from Memphis, pledged to Frank Haith and the Tigers.

“It’s a great basketball program, good academically and just a good school,” Williams said.

Williams is a top 30 recruit whose decision came down to Missouri, Georgetown and Michigan State. His brother, Johnny Williams (I guess the Williams like the name John), plays at George Mason.

From his ESPN profile:

Williams is ultra capable with his length and skill level. He can score inside with quickness and his ability to use both hands and will step out and knock down the jumper if left open. He runs the floor and can lead the break with his handles or make the correct pass, once his strength catches up he could be a pro.

Williams joins four-star point guard Wesley Clark and Travis Jorgenson in Missouri’s 2013 class.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.