A local basketball star who is seen as having a bright future in the sport was arrested this week on suspicion of assault with a firearm, authorities said Friday.
Michael Anthony “Mikey” Williams, 18, was taken into custody Thursday, according to the. He was released on $50,000 bail shortly after midnight Friday.
ESPN ranks Williams 34th on a list of theHe committed to playing college basketball in Memphis, the network reported, adding that university officials, in a statement, said they were “aware of the situation and [are] gathering more information.”
The youngster is also a social media star with millions of followers who has multi-million dollar endorsement deals. He has attended San Ysidro High School, though ESPN also reported that he once transferred to a North Carolina Christian school.
Deputies arrested Williams in connection with a shooting without injury that occurred March 27 outside his home on Bratton Valley Road in Jamul, according to sheriff’s officials.
Shortly before midnight that night, gunshots erupted after an argument, authorities said. At least one round damaged a car occupied by five people, three of them minors, but did not hit anyone.
Williams is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning, sheriff’s officials said.
He bought the 3,700-square-foot home in Jamul last summer for $1.2 million and lives there with a teammate, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
– City News Service and staff reports