Texas A&M Basketball: Robert Williams To Return For Sophomore Year

A projected lottery pick is set to return to school. On Tuesday, Texas A&M basketball star Robert Williams announced he would be returning to the Aggies for his sophomore season.
“I love A&M and it was a great experience which helped me grow and get better as a player and a person,” Williams said in a statement. “Although I’ve grown, I still feel like I would benefit from another year of college. This will give me more time to mature and develop my game before moving on to the NBA.”
During his freshman campaign, Williams recorded 11.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.
Williams, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was widely expected to be a top selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, so his decision will provide an opportunity for another prospect to jump into the spotlight.
As for the Aggies, it means they return one of their most formidable players to keep its impressive frontcourt intact.
“I’m thankful that Robert loves Texas A&M and his teammates,” head coach Billy Kennedy said. “I know this was a difficult decision for him and his family. He’s not only a special talent but a special young man. His desire to be the best and his trust in us is humbling. I can’t wait for next season.”
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