Florida State striker Patrick Williams announced on Thursday that he will abandon his second season to join the NBA draft.
Williams made the announcement in a statement posted on Twitter.
“Words cannot describe how happy I am to be in this position,” Williams wrote as part of his post. “… To my teammates, thank you for being more than just teammates. The love, support and authenticity that we show each other have honestly made this season a dream come true. L The whole year has been full of moments that I would never truly forget. “
“because I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord † pic.twitter.com/G27wKAxJzq
– Patrick Williams † (@ patricklw4) March 26, 2020
The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Williams averaged 9.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in his freshman season.
It is the prospect in 20th place in the ESPN prospectus ranking.
Williams is the second FSU player to declare his suitability for the draft. Second-year guard Devin Vassell, who led Seminole with 12.7 points per game this season, also said he would enter the project.
The NBA draft is scheduled for June 25, but following the worldwide suspension of basketball activities due to the coronavirus epidemic, NBA front office executives and other industry players have told ESPN that they are preparing for potential impact of a late 2020 draft with a pre-draft.