Rather than letting the usual parade of blue bloods line up and try their best to woo him to their schools, 2023 phenom Mikey Williams might go in the complete opposite direction when picking a college to play at, and his decision could have a ripple effect that reverberates throughout college basketball.
The San Diego star, ranked as the No. 1 player in his class by a wide margin, thinks that he could envision himself paying for a historically black college or university one day, which is almost unprecedented for a recruit of his stature.
An HBCU school, most of which reside in the MEAC or SWAC conferences, has yet to win a championship. Players like Williams choosing those schools might reverse that whole trend.
Williams envisions himself starting a movement with this decision, as he thinks he can "change sports forever" if he convinces other elite talent to choose HBCUs over traditional powers.
Williams, should he continue to dominate the high school ranks, could end up as the No. 1 player in his class. Going to an HBCU as opposed to one of the larger programs in the country could start a movement that changes the DNA of college basketball.