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Gonzaga lands Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss

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Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss will transfer to Gonzaga, a source confirmed to The 6-foot-3 guard is a former McDonald’s All-American and will have to sit out the 2015-16 season, per NCAA transfer rules.

Williams-Goss should give the Zags a premier guard in the WCC in a year after he averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds as a sophomore with the Huskies. As a sophomore, Williams-Goss shot 44 percent from the field, 25 percent from the 3-point line and 76 percent from the free-throw line.

Gonzaga has done well with the transfer market, as former Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer was a major impact for the Bulldogs this season. Williams-Goss is one of the nation’s best point guards and has a chance to make a be an all-league candidate the moment he takes the floor for Gonzaga.

Washington’s Nigel Williams-Goss to transfer

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Nigel Williams-Goss is transferring out of the Washington program, according to multiple reports.

Clay Dade, a figure in high school basketball’s summer circuit, says that Williams-Goss has already received his release. Doug Gottlieb of CBS Sports confirmed the report, saying that a “lack of cohesion” between Williams-Goss and the team was one of the reasons that Washington’s season imploded.

Williams-Goss averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7 boards this past season and will immediately become one of the nation’s most coveted transfers. He’s a former top 50 recruit and one of the nation’s best point guards.

Freshmen Tyus Jones, Melo Trimble among finalists for Bob Cousy Award

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Friday morning the finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, annually given to the nation’s best point guard by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, were announced. Among the players on the list are two of the nation’s best freshmen, Duke’s Tyus Jones and Maryland’s Melo Trimble.

They’re the only two first-year players on the list, which includes six seniors, five juniors and four sophomores.

From a conference standpoint the Pac-12 leads the way with four finalists, with Arizona’s T.J. McConnell, Cal’s Tyrone Wallace, Utah’s Delon Wright and Washington’s Nigel Williams-Goss being the players on the list. In total nine conferences are represented. Also making the cut is BYU junior Kyle Collinsworth, who has tallied an NCAA-record five triple-doubles this season.

Below is the list of finalists for the award, which was won by UConn’s Shabazz Napier last season.

2015 Bob Cousy Award Finalists

T.J. McConnell, Arizona (senior)
Kyle Collinsworth, BYU (junior)
Tyrone Wallace, California (junior)
Ryan Boatright, UConn (senior)
Tyus Jones, Duke (freshman)
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga (senior)
Keifer Sykes, Green Bay (senior)
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana (junior)
Monte Morris, Iowa State (sophomore)
Terry Rozier, Louisville (sophomore)
Melo Trimble, Maryland (freshman)
Marcus Paige, North Carolina (junior)
Kris Dunn, Providence (junior)
Delon Wright, Utah (senior)
Nigel Williams-Goss, Washington (sophomore)
Juwan Staten, West Virginia (senior)
Fred Van Vleet, Wichita State (junior)