Texas A&M's Williams to return for sophomore season
Mar. 21, 2017
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M freshman standout Robert Williams says he is returning for another season in college.
The 6-foot-9 Williams, projected by many to be a lottery pick in June's NBA draft, averaged 11.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this season for the Aggies (16-15).
Williams says the decision will give him "more time to mature and develop my game before moving on to the NBA."
After signing with Texas A&M out of Louisiana in high school, Williams shot 55.8 percent from the field as a freshman and led the Aggies with an average of 2.5 blocks per game. He had 11 double-doubles this season.
Texas A&M's season came to an end with a loss to Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.