Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transfers to GWU

By Eli Schuster, Assistant Sports Editor for Video

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transferred to George Washington University on Wednesday afternoon.


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    The 6-foot-7 guard appeared in 17 games and averaged a total of 2.3 points per game in his 2017 season with the Illini. He had a career-high nine points in last season’s game against McKendree University and tied his career-high five rebounds in the team’s victory over Central Michigan on December 10.

    Williams asked for a release from the University in early May.

    After a freshman season where Williams averaged 11 minutes per game, he experienced a decline in his time on the court, only averaging 8.8 minutes per game. In the 2017 season, Williams also took a brief leave of absence due to, what the team described as, “personal reasons.”

    The remaining scholarship junior’s on the Illinois Basketball team include Leron Black, Aaron Jordan and Michael Finke.