MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia forward Devin Williams, who had 16 double-doubles and was second-team All-Big 12 this season, announced Tuesday he’s entering the NBA draft and suggested he’s not coming back for his senior year.
In a press release, the junior from Cincinnati thanked his teammates, coaches, the school’s athletic director and president and the team’s fans for “all their guidance and support during the last three years. This has been a tremendous experience for me and I will always be a Mountaineer.”
Williams averaged 13.3 points and 9.5 rebounds and helped the Mountaineers reach the Big 12 tournament’s championship game and earn a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament this season.
“This is something I’ve thought about over and over, and I believe that this is the best decision for me and my family,” Williams said. “I can’t say enough about the three years I have had at West Virginia University. At the same time, I’m grateful to be in this position to be able to fulfill a lifelong dream.”
The 6-foot-9, 255-pound Williams could take advantage of new NCAA rules governing a player’s involvement with the pre-draft process…