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.
— Eric Williams Jr (@ericwilliams708) April 8, 2019
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.