After considering whether to leave the University of Washington early and enter the NBA draft, point guard Nigel Williams-Goss has decided to return to UW for his sophomore season, a UW spokesperson confirmed Monday.
Williams-Goss averaged 13.4 points, 4.4 assists and 4.4 rebounds a game during the 2013-14 season.
His father, Virgil, told The Olympian last week that the NBA draft was a “serious consideration.”
Williams-Goss, from Happy Valley, Ore., was selected as a member of the Pac-12 Conference All-Freshmen team and was considered to be in the running for freshman of the year honors behind Arizona forward Aaron Gordon, who won the award.
Huskies fans are likely breathing a sigh of relief. Williams-Goss will be UW’s leading returning scorer in 2014-15, and will likely begin the season as one of the Pac-12’s premier point guards.
C.J. Wilcox and Perris Blackwell were UW’s two departing seniors from the 2013-14 season. Fourth-year junior forward Desmond Simmons left the program last month and plans to transfer.christian.caple@ thenewstribune.com blog.thenewstribune.com/uwsports @ChristianCaple