Micheal Anthony “Mikey” Williams is an American high school basketball player from San Diego who was best known for his promising basketball skills in shooting, playmaking, and handling. He played alongside Bronny James who is the son of Lebron James and they both played in an AAU team called the Blue Chips. Mikey was playing for San Ysidro high school in California and then later transferred to a Christian academy named Vertical Academy which was an extension of Lake Norman Christian high school in North Carolina.
However, things can change in a matter of seconds when you are a highly anticipated athlete that has been caught doing a possible crime that will forever cripple Mikey Williams’ career. The athlete pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges that a shooting occurred on March 27, 2023, in his Thursday court hearing in April. His court hearing was by videoconference due to security concerns by an attorney by the name of Troy P. Owens. Mikey Willaims was aware of his rights and acknowledges that he can’t possess a firearm or ammunition as a condition of remaining free on a 50,000 dollar bond.
Williams was going to start playing for Memphis University for the next season however, due to his arrest he needed to be investigated for charges of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of firing at a moving occupied vehicle. With the charges he is facing, he could be looking at up to 28 years in prison if he is convicted of all counts.
Police stated that Williams supposedly fired a gun at people who had left his house in San Diego.
“Five people got into a car and as they were driving away, shots were fired,” according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department incident report. “The car was hit, but no one was hurt.”
Williams’ attorney, Owens had stated that the incident had occurred due to an “altercation” at William’s home. Due to the arrest of Williams, his attorney requested the court for a videoconference on the reason that the public is giving Williams threats.
Mikey Williams will be represented by Owens in another court hearing on June 15th however he was ordered to be personally present for a preliminary hearing which is scheduled for June 29th. Who knows how it will turn out, is Mikey Williams innocent or guilty of his actions? It is still being investigated as sports networks such as ESPN ask Williams’ attorney about the incident however he cannot give any information out until the time has come.