Williams Wants Out of Colorado Program

Jeremy Williams, the talented forward who was expected to make a big impact next season when he returned to eligibility, won't be back in a Colorado uniform. BSN has learned Williams asked for a release from his scholarship on Wednesday.

Though Jeremy Williams did not return phone calls regarding his situation Thursday evening, two sources close to the situation confirmed Williams no longer wants to be a Buffalo.

The 6-foot-7 player started 18 games in 2006-07 as a true freshman out of Memphis, Tenn. Williams averaged 7.7 points and 4.6 rebounds a game that year. Williams redshirted this past season after being declared academically ineligible in the fall semester.

If he leaves, Williams would be the seventh player recruited to Colorado by former coach Ricardo Patton who is no longer with the Buffaloes team under Jeff Bzdelik, who took over the CU program 12 months ago.

Caleb Patterson was released from his scholarship recently. Unlike Patterson, though, Williams does not have a redshirt year available to him. He'll have to sit out a season if he transfers directly to a Division I school.

He could play the upcoming season, however, if he transfers to a Division II or junior college program.