According to multiple reports, including this one from CBSSports.com, sophomore point guard Nigel Williams-Goss will transfer out of the University of Washington basketball program. Clay Dade, a summer basketball camp director with connections throughout the sport, tweeted Thursday that Williams-Goss already has secured his release.
Williams-Goss averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds this past season for a Husky team that started 11-0, but faded to 16-15 and failed to receive an invitation to any postseason tournament after losing shot-blocking center Robert Upshaw.
According to Doug Gottlieb of CBSSports.com, a “lack of cohesion” between Williams-Goss and the team was among the reasons Washington’s season imploded.
A native of Happy Valley, OR., Williams-Goss was one of 16 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, which recognizes the nation’s top point guard, and a second-team All-Pac-12 selection. Williams-Goss produced 177 assists, second in the conference. He holds both the freshman (140) and sophomore (177) season records for assists.
The University of Washington has yet to confirm reports of ta ransfer, but an athletic department spokesman said Thursday that nothing is official and that Williams-Goss is “evaluating his options.”