DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -Elliot Williams is leaving Duke after one season because of family medical reasons.
School officials said Wednesday that Williams plans to transfer to a school closer to his hometown of Memphis, Tenn., to be near his family. The guard is expected to ask the NCAA to waive its transfer rule that would require him to sit out this season.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski called Williams ``a good young man with an opportunity to become an outstanding player.''
Williams' late-season emergence was one of the reasons the Blue Devils won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and reached the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
The high-energy guard started 11 of Duke's final 12 games and averaged 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Xavier vs. Colorado Prediction The Colorado Buffaloes have been a tough home team but can they hang with No. 13 Xavier tonight at 8:00PM ET in Boulder?
Thumbnail Creighton vs. Nebraska Prediction Will Nebraska give No. 10 Creighton a game tonight when the two non-conference teams clash at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Valparaiso vs. Kentucky Pick Will No. 6 Kentucky be able to cover at home as a 20-point favorite against Valparaiso tonight?
Thumbnail East Carolina vs. Virginia Prediction Is Virginia a good bounce-back candidate to win and roll against East Carolina at 7:00PM ET tonight?
Thumbnail Gators chomping through competition Florida has dropped five straight clashes with non-SEC opponents ranked in the top five. But can Mike White’s team rise to the occasion...

NCAAB Team Pages