Former Duke guard to enroll at Memphis
Posted on: June 27, 2009 6:33 pm
Edited on: June 27, 2009 7:16 pm
Former Duke starter Elliot Williams has informed Josh Pastner's staff that he plans to transfer (as expected ) to Memphis, sources close to the program told CBSSports.com on Saturday.
Williams' father, Mexwayne Williams, later confirmed the news to CBSSports.com via text message.
An official announcement should come next week.
Williams is a 6-foot-4 guard from Memphis who initially chose Duke over Memphis, Tennessee and Virginia. He started the final 12 games for the Blue Devils last season, but decided to transfer because of what Duke called "family medical reasons." Multiple sources have told CBSSports.com the specific reason is that Williams' mother is battling cancer, an unfortunate development that should allow the former McDonald's All-American to receive a waiver from the NCAA what will make him eligible to play for the Tigers this season.
Sources said Williams will apply for the waiver soon.
He should be a starter for Memphis in its first season under Josh Pastner.