Williams, 2-time SEC player of year, staying in NBA draft

ABS-CBN Sports on May 18, 2019 06:04 AM
Williams, 2-time SEC player of year, staying in NBA draft
Grant Williams speaks with the media during the second day of the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago, Friday, May 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Grant Williams, the two-time Southeastern Conference player of the year, says he’s staying in the NBA draft rather than returning for his senior season at Tennessee.

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Williams shared his decision Friday with the Stadium sports network at the NBA combine, saying he feels confident in himself and his game after receiving feedback from teams and he is excited to take the next step in his journey.

The consensus All-American announced in April that he would test his draft status before making a final decision. The 6'7" junior graduated from Tennessee last wee k after averaging 18.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Williams thanked his coaches, teammates and the fans at Tennessee for their support.

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