Memphis basketball commit Mikey Williams finally received clarity about his involvement in a March shooting. Williams pleaded guilty to one count of making criminal threats.
Within the San Diego natives’ plea deal, Williams will be required to finish a class of anger management and a gun safety course before he is due back in court on August 12, 2024. If he completes both courses, he can have his charge reduced to a misdemeanor, according to Amber Coakley of Fox 5 San Diego.
In April of this year, authorities were made aware of an incident at Williams’s home where he was arrested after there was a report of a verbal disagreement between five people and a shooting occurred.
Williams was charged with five counts of assault with a weapon and one count of firing into an occupied vehicle. The prosecutors filed three more charges against Williams in October. Williams had pleaded not guilty in April, posting bail on his $50,000 bond.
The Memphis commit was one of the most popular youth athletes. Becoming the first high school player to be in the video game NBA2K. Making history by signing the first shoe deal in High School with the shoe company Puma. Williams took a bit of a blow to his NIL portfolio when a few companies like LaceClips disassociated from the star.
In a video posted by Overtime, Williams was asked after court how he was feeling and what he felt being able to start putting this chapter behind him.
“All Glory to God, I’m just happy I made it out of this situation. I’m just excited to get back to the (basketball) court,” Williams said.
The 4-star recruit continued to stay in the gym during his legal battles while taking classes online. An avid supporter throughout this journey was Memphis University head coach Penny Hardaway, who recruited Williams to Memphis, Williams’s lawyer said after court.
It is not clear when Williams will play or officially be on campus.