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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro men’s basketball Head Coach Wes Miller has announced the signing of Dericko Williams to a National Letter of Intent. He will join the Spartans as a freshman during the 2019-20 season. 

"Dericko is a tremendous addition to our program,” Miller said. “He plays with a high motor, relishes competition and may be as explosive as anyone we've ever recruited. He's a versatile, multi-dimensional player that we believe will fit well into our style of basketball.”

"What excites me most about Dericko is that he's only scratching the surface of who he is going to be as a player. We've had success here with players that love the game and loves the process of improving. I believe he has a strong drive and the will to work hard."

Williams spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Kinston (N.C.) High School before playing at York Prep in Rock Hill, S.C., during a junior season in which he averaged a double-double. He is spending his senior season at Winston-Salem (N.C.) Prep.  

Additionally, Williams was the starting forward for the CP3 EYBL team and played alongside Kobe and Keyshaun Langley, both of whom also signed National Letters of Intent with UNCG along with Shamar Wright.

Williams was the No. 10 ranked player in the North Carolina 2019 recruiting class, picking UNCG over Arkansas and Houston.

"I'm excited to be joining the UNCG Spartans,” Williams said. “I have a great relationship with Coach Miller and I believe in him and the program. The opportunity to play close to home and have my family and friends experience my career with me was hard to turn down. I am ready to help bring more championships to Greensboro."

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