One of the nation’s top prep basketball players is moving from California to Charlotte

One of the nation’s top prep basketball players is moving from California to Charlotte
Williams (Source: Charlotte Observer)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Charlotte Observer) - One of the nation’s top high school basketball players is moving from California to Charlotte.

Mikey Williams, a 5-star player in the class of 2023, announced on social media that he is transferring from San Ysidro high in San Diego, CA, to Lake Norman Christian School.

Williams is a 6-1, 180-pound point guard is a top 5 player in his class. Williams has more than 36,000 followers on Twitter and 2.5 million on Instagram. He also has multiple fan pages on Instagram.

Williams scored 77 points in a high school game as a freshman last December. In seventh and eighth grade, he was named the No. 1 player in the nation in his age group by the Naismith National Youth All-American Report. In eighth grade, he played on the same AAU team as LeBron James' son, Bronny.

He scored 41 points in his first high school game last November and finished the season averaging 30 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists. MaxPreps named him its National Freshman of the Year.

“I’m lost for words,” said Rick Lewis of Phenom Hoop Report, which tracks N.C. basketball recruiting. “It’s a coup for Lake Norman Christian. It’ll put them on the map for sure.”