What Happened to Mikey Williams? Was He Arrested?

What Happened to Mikey Williams?

Mikey Williams, a highly-touted basketball recruit who had signed with the Memphis Tigers, was arrested on Thursday in San Diego on felony weapon charges. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department confirmed the news on Friday, stating that Williams was released on $50,000 bail after being charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon using a firearm.

However, it is expected that he will face one charge for allegedly assaulting someone with a firearm. Williams, who is also a social media influencer with a large following, was involved in an incident where someone reportedly fired shots at a vehicle occupied by five people, according to a report released by the sheriff’s department.

Was Mikey Williams Arrested?

Mikey Williams, a highly-touted basketball player, and Memphis signee, was arrested on Thursday in Southern California on five charges of assault with a deadly weapon, according to ABC 24 Memphis. The 18-year-old was released on $50,000 bail early Friday morning and is scheduled to appear in court on April 20.

If convicted, each charge carries a minimum of six months in county jail under California law, potentially leading to a minimum sentence of 2.5 years for Williams. Williams is a five-star recruit and a top-50 player in the class of 2023. He committed to Memphis in November and is the Tigers’ top recruit for the upcoming season. Born in San Diego, Williams attended San Ysidro High School as a freshman and senior and spent time at Lake Norman Christian School in North Carolina in between.

Who is Mikey Williams?

Mikey Williams is a high school basketball player from San Diego, California, born on June 26, 2004. He currently attends San Ysidro High School, but had previously played for Vertical Academy in North Carolina, an extension of Lake Norman Christian High School, after transferring from San Ysidro. Williams is a highly regarded four-star recruit in the basketball world and has committed to playing college basketball for the Memphis Tigers.

Mikey Williams Age

At 18 years old, Mikey Williams has already established himself as a talented basketball player. His love for the sport started at an early age, as he was introduced to it when he was just 11 months old. Growing up, Williams received guidance from his parents who also played basketball. He often played on an outdoor court in his apartment complex during his childhood.

Despite being involved in fights with bullies in elementary school, Williams was determined to pursue his passion for basketball. He worked as a ball boy for San Ysidro High School head coach Terry Tucker and would spend most of his time in the gym. Williams had his first official game dunk at the age of 12 while playing with the San Diego Sharks in sixth grade.

He played for the Malcolm Thomas All-Stars travel team and was ranked as the number one player in the 2023 class by the Naismith National Youth All-American Report in seventh and eighth grade. Williams gained fame while playing for the North Coast Blue Chips Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team, where he played alongside Bronny James, the son of LeBron James. In 2019, he played for the Compton Magic on the AAU circuit.

Mikey Williams Networth

Mikey Williams has an estimated net worth of $7 million as of March. Despite deactivating his Instagram account following his legal troubles, Williams has amassed nearly 4 million followers on the platform, along with 80.8K followers on Twitter and 2.1 million on TikTok.

He has been a social media sensation for years and gained popularity for his basketball highlights and clips. At just 17 years old, Williams made history by signing a shoe and apparel contract with Puma, becoming the first high school basketball player in the United States to secure such a deal after the legalization of NIL deals for amateur athletes.

Mikey Williams Bio



NAME Mikey Williams 
AGE 18 years
DATE OF BIRTH June 26, 2004 
BORN COUNTRY San Diego, California, U.S.
OCCUPATIONS high school basketball player 

(San Diego, California)

Lake Norman Christian

(Huntersville, North Carolina)

HEIGHT 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
WEIGHT 195 lb (88 kg)

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