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Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

Posted on: May 29, 2009 7:02 pm
 

Mexwayne Williams' cell phone has been busy this week.

It's been wild at work, too.

All because of speculation -- speculation among both fans and industry sources -- that his son, Elliot Williams, is considering transferring from Duke back home to the University of Memphis due to circumstances, multiple sources have told CBSSports.com, that could allow the former McDonald's All-American to change schools without penalty and play immediately at Memphis, if he chose to go that route.

Reached by phone Friday afternoon, Mexwayne Williams addressed the issue with CBSSports.com. Asked whether his son is considering transferring from Duke to Memphis, he said: "As of right now, to my knowledge, Elliot will be attending Duke University as a sophomore and playing basketball. You can quote that."

Consider it quoted.

Elliot Williams started Duke's final 12 games last season.

He chose Duke out of high school over Tennessee and Memphis.
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2009 5:28 pm
 

Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

Treated "appropriately"????  What the hell does that mean???  Hmmm.....developed into a starter at Duke University.  I'd say that would be being treated pretty well.



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2009 2:55 pm
 

Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

He should be the starting 2 guard next year on Duke.  I'm interested in how he could play at Memphis without sitting a year.  I know if there is a medical issue players can transfer but that's on a case by case basis and there is no guarantee he would have an exemption - see Stephenson who went from UNC to USC.



Since: May 31, 2009
Posted on: May 31, 2009 10:44 pm
 

Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

Yeah Elliott--------Just like Greg Paulus was treated as a senior---------Unbelievable !!!!!!!



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2009 10:40 pm
 

Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

Elliot would have gone to Memphis in the beginning if it wasnt for CAL running him out of town. Come on back home Elliot.




Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2009 5:05 pm
 

Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

From what i hear his mother is Terminally ill, has nothing to do with competition or being unhappy at duke.



Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2009 2:23 am
 

Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

I don't know details, but I have heard from several different people that it is similar to the Tyler Smith situation. This is just hearsay, but it jives with what Parrish is saying.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: May 29, 2009 11:32 pm
 

Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

First off, Duke will be thin on guards next year, so I really don't think Elliot Williams has to worry about getting his playing time.  Secondly, Seth Curry has to sit out next season with his transfer, so no, I highly doubt that he's worried about Curry's transfer effecting him.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: May 29, 2009 8:12 pm
 

Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

Gary or anyone...care to address what these issues are that would allow him to play right away?  Family member ill like Tyler Smith of UT?



Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: May 29, 2009 7:13 pm
 

Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

Bring it on back, Elliot.  There's a spot on the floor for you.  Here, you will be treated appropriately.  Pastner has got you covered.  Go Tigers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: May 29, 2009 7:07 pm
 

Elliot Williams' dad addresses future at Duke

Uncomfortable with the arrival of Seth Curry among other things perhaps?


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