Nigel Williams-Goss didn’t need to leave the state to find his fresh start.
The former Washington Huskies point guard, who announced his decision to leave the program on April 10, said on Sunday that he plans to transfer to Gonzaga.
Per NCAA transfer rules, Williams-Goss must sit out the 2015-16 season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining thereafter.
As a sophomore in 2014-15, Williams-Goss led the Huskies with 15.6 points and 5.9 assists per game, en route to second-team All-Pac-12 honors. He announced in early April that he would continue his collegiate career elsewhere, telling the News Tribune at the time that “with all the change in the last two years, all the transfers that have left, Coach T.J. (Otzelberger) leaving the staff, there’s just a lot of change in the program, and I feel like I only have two years of eligibility left, and I’m just kind of looking for a fresh start.”
He hopes to find it with the Bulldogs, who advanced to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament last season for the first time since 1999. Gonzaga and UW, which have not played each other since December 2006, are scheduled to renew their annual series during the 2016-17 season, when Williams-Goss will be eligible to play. Read more »