University of Memphis basketball player Mikey Williams has been ordered to stand trial in California for assault charges. Williams, a freshman guard, was arrested in April and charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of firing into an occupied vehicle. The alleged incident involved Williams firing shots at a vehicle as it was driving away. While no injuries were reported, Williams could face up to 30 years in prison if found guilty.
Currently, Williams is not with the University of Memphis basketball team. The charges against him have raised concerns about his basketball career, which had shown promise. Williams, known for his skills on the court and social media popularity, had committed to playing for coach Penny Hardaway at the University of Memphis. He had also signed a deal with Puma, becoming the first American high school basketball player to sign with an international shoe company.
If convicted, Williams’ basketball career could come to an end before it even begins. The charges he faces carry significant legal consequences that may prevent him from playing basketball at a high level in the future.