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Duquesne and Eric Williams Jr. Decide to Part Ways

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In news that will come as a surprise to most, sophomore guard Eric Williams Jr. is leaving Duquesne.

In his first two seasons with the Dukes, Williams averaged 14 points in both seasons, but he’s moving on nonetheless.

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While Williams was one of Keith Dambrot’s most talented players, this decision was made and agreed upon by both sides, sources tell Pittsburgh Sports Now. This could be one of those moves that was necessary for both Duquesne and Williams.

In his short career with the Dukes, Williams turned into a double-double man. In 64 career games, the Michigan native recorded 17 career double-point/double-rebound games. In his two years at Duquesne, he averaged 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.

Williams will have to sit the 2019-20 season but will have two years of athletic eligibility remaining.

This will not be the only departure and addition to the Duquesne roster this season. Point guard Brandon Wade also announced his intention to leave the program and has his name in the transfer portal according to sources.

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Taz
Taz
2 years ago

How is the move necessary? Why would the Dukes want to lose their top player?

Terrence Otoole
Terrence Otoole
2 years ago

college sports is getting so ridiculous ,with all these transfers it’s ruining college sports as a fan it really sucks that every year we have to go thru all these roster changes ,i mean just when you think a team like the dukes was going to have a really good team next year ,then boom there it goes like i said ridiculous

Ed Rose
Ed Rose
2 years ago

Terrence. You are right. Look at RMU a few years ago. They lost Elijah Minnie, Rodney Pryor and Marquis Reed. They would have won the NEC 4 straight years with them with ease. It does suck as a mid major. If a kid is a late bloomer and sees he is a true stud they move on to a Power 5 school.

 
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