Q&A – Boo Williams

Jed Williams

If you’re a college basketball coach and Boo Williams’ phone number isn’t in your Blackberry, then it might be time to consider a career change. Like it or not, much of modern recruiting funnels through the year-around travel leagues orchestrated by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). And when you think of AAU, you think of Boo.

In his 26 years of involvement with AAU Basketball in the Tidewater area, Williams has built a monster. His alumni roster is a “who’s who of hoops”: Allen Iverson, Alonzo Mourning, J.J. Redick, Bryant Stith, and Joe Smith headline a seemingly endless list of luminaries.

His relationship with Virginia Basketball has proven prosperous for the Hoos for decades. Stith, Terry Kirby, Cornell Parker, Elton Brown, and J.R. Reynolds are just a few of the Cavalier standouts who launched their careers under Williams’ guidance.