Robert Morris Basketball
Former Four-Star Recruit and LSU Guard Justice Williams Commits to Robert Morris
Robert Morris has landed one of its biggest transfers in program history. Former LSU guard Justice Williams has committed to RMU, he announced on Instagram Monday.
A 6-foot-4 sophomore from Philadelphia, Williams started seven of 23 games for the Tigers during the 2022-23 campaign. He averaged 3.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 34% from the floor. In two years at LSU, he made 7-of-39 threes (18%), totaled 20 steals, and recorded 47 assists. He started one of 20 games during his freshman year. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
Justice Williams is joining LSU this fall! 🐯 the 4 ⭐️ guard is reclassifying to 2021 #GeauxTigers @JdotWilliams1 @LSUBasketball @NIBCOfficial @PaulBiancardi pic.twitter.com/eJfietmglV
— NIBC (@NIBCOfficial) August 20, 2021
The former four-star recruit was ranked as the No. 55 overall recruit by 247 Sports and No. 34 overall by Rivals.com and before committing to LSU, Williams held offers from Alabama, Auburn, UConn, Florida, Georgetown, Indiana, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Pitt, Purdue, Villanova and Virginia Tech. The addition is a major add for head coach Andy Toole entering the program’s fourth year in the Horizon League. 247 Sports National Basketball Analyst Brian Snow provided his scouting report on Williams from 2019 in the site’s analysis:
“A gifted scorer who is a good athlete. Capable of putting up big numbers when he gets it going on the offensive end. At around 6-foot-3 with a good ability to put the ball in the basket from all three levels, Williams is at his best when in attack mode. He can handle it pretty well, and is a solid, not great decision-maker. He needs to continue to add strength as he gets older, which should happen, but the tools are there for him to be a high-level college player who excels on the offensive end in every facet of the game.”
“Activated” 🎮#RawSports #JusticeWilliams #LSU pic.twitter.com/l6n5RgoX4b
— Big Star (@BigStarRawSport) December 30, 2021
Williams missed the first five games of play due to an ankle injury. He also thought about departing LSU after his freshman year. His best scoring performance came on Jan. 14 against Alabama (nine) and played 35 minutes one week later against Tennessee. He brings a major presence to the conference and an RMU team that lost Enoch Cheeks and Michael Green III to the transfer portal plus Kahliel Spear graduating.