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Williams gets release from Duke

Posted on: June 24, 2009 10:21 am
 

Mexwayne Williams told CBSSports.com last month that his son, Elliot, planned to play his sophomore season at Duke despite multiple sources claiming that the former McDonald's All-American was on the verge of transferring closer to his Memphis home due to circumstances that could allow him to change schools without penalty.

Apparently, that plan has now changed.

Williams has been granted a release from Duke.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elliot and his family,” said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. “We fully support him in his efforts to be closer to them during this trying time. He is a good young man with an opportunity to become an outstanding player. We wish him well as he determines his future. He will always be a part of our program and we will always be in his corner."

According to multiple sources, the "family medical reason" that led to Williams' release has to do with his mother. Those same sources said the University of Memphis is the most likely destination for the 6-foot-4 guard, although Ole Miss and Vanderbilt might also be considered "close enough to home" to allow Williams to play next season as opposed to having to sit out a year per normal NCAA transfer rules.

Williams started at Duke toward the end of his freshman season.

He chose Duke out of high school over Memphis, Tennessee and Virginia.
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: June 26, 2009 8:42 am
 

Williams gets release from Duke

I would love to have him at Ole Miss...but that would be a crowded backcourt...however, with Warren, Williams, and White, there may not be a better combo of 3 guards in the cuntry



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2009 3:34 pm
 

Williams gets release from Duke

UT?  Y?



Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2009 2:32 pm
 

Williams gets release from Duke

his name is MEXWAYNE???



Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2009 2:04 pm
 

Williams gets release from Duke

If you have a "Hardship" due to serious family illness the NCAA will grant a waiver that allows a kid to play immediately. Elliot Williams fits these criteria. So who's retarded?




Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2009 1:49 pm
 

Williams gets release from Duke

I feel sorry for Elliot and hope his mother makes a full recover but I'm a little excited thinking about how the pieces keep falling into place for Memphis.  We need guards for next year.  Williams fits the bill plus he can play point.  If we get Derrick and Elliot Williams for next year you got to put us in your top 26 Gary. Unless I read something about the release wrong, your retarded, and I'm not kidding, you have to wait a year when you transfer.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2009 1:01 pm
 

Williams gets release from Duke

Quit living in the past that shit happened two seasons ago.  I guess nothing else good has happened for the boys in puke orange since then though, so I can't really blame you.  Basically what I am trying to say is get a life.



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2009 11:54 am
 

Williams gets release from Duke

Gary - What do you think about MoMo Jones committing to Arizona yesterday? I didn't see anything on it in your blog.



Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2009 10:02 pm
 

Williams gets release from Duke

5-6 hours is not 15 minutes. with an illness in the family the knoxville campus doesnt make sense. besides, coach pastner is becoming a players coach. his youth is a big factor and will continue to help him maintain a top 20 program. watch his class for 2010! if he adds joe jackson and tarik black to go with will barton, elliot williams and latavious williams, he will start 5 - 5 star players!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2009 9:52 pm
 

Williams gets release from Duke

One thing you folks need to think about is that this young man is "Tranferring" from Duke, he's not reopening his recruitment. The decision as to where he will be going to school has already been made, so all you UTK and KY homers need to take a break from it. Everyone will know in the next 24-48 hrs where he will go and as Gary said, barring some huge surprise it will more than likely be Memphis. The reason is that his Mom lives in Memphis and she's sick, he want's to be close to his Mom and I don't blame him. My payers and best wishes go out to him and his family regardless of where he goes to school.




Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2009 8:52 pm
 

Gary, is that you.................?

  Did hell just freeze over or something?  I have been begging Gary to show that kind of respect for months now and here he is throwing out possible starting lineups?  Props to you Gary.  You can be my friend now.  Parrish has finally seen the light.  Wait, are you about to put that monchichi Wolken otu of work?


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