Mikey Williams is the “next big thing” buzzing through the grapevines of the sports and fashion world.
He’s become one of the most sought out players and a top NBA prospect as a sophomore student catching the attention of recruiters and most recently, Canada’s very own, Drake.
Originally from San Ysidro High, he’s listed among the top recruits in the nation for the Class of 2023. MaxPreps national Freshman Boys Basketball Player of the Year featured Williams last season at San Ysidro High, where he’ll now be stepping into new territory with the Lake Norman Christian School in suburban Charlotte, North Carolina.
Williams clearly dominates the court with multiple social media videos going viral of him dunking on opposing players, flawlessly pulling off NBA range 3-pointers and ankle-breaking crossovers. Millions of views later, he’s appearing as the face of the A Bathing Ape’s newest collaboration with October’s Very Own. It shares his love for how fashion can be integrated into his everyday lifestyle whether on the court or in the classroom.
“He started following me about three months ago and I hit him up about a month or so after that,” said Williams in early 2020. “Then, while I was at NBA YoungBoy’s concert recently, Drake hit me up to tell me he’d be in L.A. and wanted to link.”
His appreciation for visual creativity also runs deeper than the surface.
Not only does Mikey rule on the court, he’s a featured writer with his own blog on the Sports Illustrated website and ran a video series for the popular social media site Overtime last season. His most recent tattoo in honor of the basketball legend Kobe Bryant displays the number “24,” which he went on to dunk 24 shots in that game.
We’re excited to continue to see Mikey Williams rise out there in the East Coast!