For those who were unaware and misled by his name, Buzz "B!" Williams is actually a white guy. He won't be hard to miss on MU's sidelines because he's going to be the only white guy on the bench. Thank God. After showing Dan Fitzgerald and Christopher Scottspherson the door, thus cleaning the house of terrible white basketball players, B! has signed/secured previous commitments from four 6'7" black guys (and one 6'10" black ogre). After poor recruiting classes since the 2005 Matthews-McNeal-James class, B! has what is starting to look like a very good 2009 class in place. Today, Jeronne Maymon (pictured above) declared his intent to play at MU. Maymon and this guy
, are both top-100 players according to scout.com, currently ranked 58th and 83rd, respectively. Tom Crean had not brought in a top-100 player since the 2005 class, so this is certainly a good sign. Some of this has to do with the lure of immediate playing time for members of the 2009 class, but B! deserves credit. He is widely considered to be a superior recruiter, which is why he was on Crean's coaching staff in the first place.
Buzz "B!" Williams has at least 3 more scholarships to offer 2009 recruits, and he suddenly has a team that looks to have some frontcourt ability. 6 other top-100 and at least a dozen other three-star players in the 2009 class list interest in MU. It's a good bet that MU will land a good point guard from the 2009 class to complement these other recruits. MU is currently in the mix on 3 of the top 10 or so point guards in the 2009 class and can offer a top-notch point guard a lot of playing time as a freshman. There has been much relief at MU from what looked like it could be a disaster a month ago when Crean unexpectedly left.
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