Jada Williams has never shied away from the spotlight.
That’s why it was such a significant deal when Williams, a five-star recruit and No. 20 player in the 2023 class per the ESPNW Top 100, de-committed from UCLA and recently committed to play for PAC-12 rival Arizona.
Williams joined WSLAM’s Camille Buxeda and Jianni Smith on the “Get With It” podcast and broke down her decision to play ball at Arizona after initially committing to UCLA in March of 2021.
“I’m just doing what’s best for me, and Arizona is a better fit for me, a better style of play,” Williams said. “Me and my family feel like I can bring more to the table if I’m at Arizona, having a different backing, having a different side of passion about me. And I feel like Arizona’s whole coaching staff, the team, a lot of my best friends go there, so it’s a better environment for me.
“I’m just being Jada, really, and I’m gonna smile because I’m really, really excited.”
Williams also discussed the Team USA trials, what it means to represent the country overseas, her high school track career, and much more in the latest episode of “Get With It.”
Jada will be playing at the SLAM SUMMER CLASSIC VOL. 4, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 20, at the famed Holcombe Rucker Park in Harlem, NY. Tap in and listen to the podcast below.