Reports: SEC point guard New Williams to transfer to Fresno State

Former Auburn Tiger and 3-star Santa Monica High School point guard New Williams announces via Twitter that he will transfer to Fresno State.

Fresno State was left with an open scholarship when William McDowell-White did not qualify and it appears that head coach Rodney Terry has found a replacement out of SEC country.

New Williams, a point guard formerly of Auburn, announced his commitment to transfer to Fresno State on Monday. No confirmation has been made by Fresno State as of yet.

Williams made 21 appearances as a true freshman for the Tigers last season. Williams was ranked as a three-star recruit by out of Santa Monica High School. He chose to play at Auburn over offers from Arizona State, Oregon, Boise State, New Mexico, San Diego State and UTEP, among others. He was once ranked as a four-star recruit before a knee injury.

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Assuming Williams enrolls into Fresno State for this semester, he would be eligible to play for the Bulldogs in the second half of the 2017-18 season with two additional seasons of eligibility.

"I can play (point guard) and (shooting guard) because of my athletic abilities," Williams told in his high school days. "I can shoot the ball, I like to drive and get to the rim, I'm very intense on defense, I try to have good leadership qualities and keep my teammates involved and make everyone better on the floor.”

Said recruiting analyst Josh Gershon during a high school evaluation, “His best tool, by far, is his freak athleticism; he's a level 10 athlete both laterally and vertically. You won't find many better athletes nationally in the (2015) class.”

More on Williams’s journey can be found through several articles on his profile page.

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