* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming head men’s basketball coach Jeff Linder announced Wednesday the signing of guard Makaih Williams for the 2023-24 season. A native of Long Beach, Calif., He becomes the first member of the 2022-23 signing class.

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“Makaih is the perfect example of what happens to a player when they dive into the work & trust the process,” Linder said. “He exemplifies all the traits we look for in a lead guard. He has high character, quarterback type communication skills, a powerful on court presence and a never back down competitive nature. Not to mention the fact that he is a late bloomer, and his best basketball is still ahead of him. We knew when he committed that he had a special make-up about him.

"Kaih is a live-it guy and those players always find a way to make an impact sooner rather than later in our program. We could not be more thrilled to welcome Kaih to Cowboy Country.”

The 6-1, 185-pound guard currently plays at Southern California Academy in Northridge, Calif. He was rated as a three-star recruit by 247 Sports. Williams was rated as the 38th best point guard in the signing class and 39th ranked recruit in the state of California.

He played his senior season at Capistrano Valley Christian, as he averaged 18.6 points per game to go along with 6.1 rebounds per game along with 4.9 assists and 3.3 steals per game. He scored 34 points in a contest against Pacifica Christian.

Williams was a CIF Open Division Second Team selection. He earned First Team All-League as a senior and earned Second Team honors as a junior and sophomore.

He also received recruiting interest from San Francisco, Utah State, Ole Miss.

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