The young Californian Basketball player Mikey Williams seems to have the world at his feet. Touted as one of the most promising stars of tomorrow, he currently attends San Ysidro High School and plays point guard for the San Ysidro Cougars. He is widely regarded as a top player in the 2023 recruiting class and many NCAA Division I programs have expressed their interests in recruiting him. Currently playing his freshman season with the Cougars, Mickey has already begun making important contributions to his team’s victories.
Family & Early Life
Mikey Williams was born on June 26, 2004, in San Diego, California, USA, to Mahlon and Charisse Williams, both accomplished athletes. Mahlon used to be an All-San Diego Section first-team player at Sweetwater High (1986-87), while Charisse played competitive softball at Kearny High and Hampton University.
According to Mahlon, Mikey “is what I would have been if I had a father. He’s more skilled now than I ever was in my high school career.” He added that he and his wife initially thought that Mikey was a “natural football player” but later realised that their son is just inherently athletic and “a gym rat who knows how to have fun”. They hope that he can acquire “a college education paid for and have a productive career.”
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Mikey was 10 years old when he held a basketball in his hands for the first time. His father was his first teacher. As a child, he used to play on an outdoor court in his apartment complex. When he was in elementary school, he often got into fights with his bullies.
Mikey Williams in Middle School
Since he was quite young, Mikey served as a ball boy for San Ysidro High School head coach Terry Tucker, who said that they “couldn’t keep him out of the gym.”
While he was in middle school, he was part of a travel team called the Malcolm Thomas All-Stars. During his seventh and eighth grade, he topped the list of basketball prospects in the 2023 class by the Naismith National Youth All-American Report. When he was in the eighth grade, he started playing for Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team North Coast Blue Chips alongside LeBron Raymone “Bronny” James Jr, the son of basketball player LeBron James. Mikey’s cousin, Braylen Bowman, is also a basketball player and presently listed at #37 in the nation for the class of 2025.
Mikey Williams in High School
Mikey’s father, Mahlon, and his current coach, Terry Tucker, have known each other for a while. They have served as coaches together at Crawford High School and have formed a long-term friendship based on mutual respect.
In an interview with ‘The Sun Diego Union-Tribute’, Mahlon stated that “as soon as Mikey was born, I told Tuck that he’d play for him”. He kept his promise and rejected offers from numerous high-profile schools.
‘Mikey enrolled at San Ysidro High School in 2019 and began his freshman season as the top-ranked player in his age group. In his debut match against El Cajon Valley (CA) on 20 November 2019, he registered 41 points and helped the Cougars to a comfortable win. His next game was against Mission Bay (CA) a few days later, in which he scored 50 points.
On 13 December 2019, he delivered an impressive 77-point performance against Kearny (CA) to break the CIF San Diego Section, as well as the California freshman, single-game scoring record.
Mikey Williams went head-to-head against top 2020 recruit Evan Mobley in a losing effort against Rancho Christian (CA) in January 2020.
When he is not playing for his school or training, he can be found diligently attending classes. He aspires to quickly assimilate into the school and marshal his team to a section title.
Mikey Williams was in a relationship with fellow basketball player Serenity Johnson.