THERE WAS a 66.67-percent chance that Jai Williams would wind up playing his college basketball in Philadelphia.
That number is now 100.
The 6-8, 240-pound Williams, a rising senior and power forward at Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter, Monday committed to Saint Joseph's.
His runner-up school was La Salle. Other offers came from Temple, Drexel, Virginia Commonwealth and Niagara.
“I wanted to stay close to home, so my family could come see me play,'' said Williams, who lives near 42nd and Parkside, roughly 3 miles from Hawk Hill. “My family wanted that, too, but even if they didn't I still would have wanted to stay. I like it around here.''