Louisville has landed Damion Lee, a 6-foot-6 wing that was the most sought-after graduate transfer on the market this spring. He’ll be eligible immediately.
Lee announced his decision on twitter on Thursday morning. As a junior at Drexel, Lee averaged 21.4 points before a hand injury sidelined him for the final month of the season. He’ll have a chance to make a major impact for the Cardinals, one that Louisville fans waited four years to get from Wayne Blackshear.
The addition of Lee only bolsters one of the best recruiting classes in the country. Louisville brings in powerful combo-guard Donovan Mitchell, talented wing Deng Adel and big man Ray Spalding as well as Trey Lewis, a graduate transfer from Cleveland State that can handle point guard duties and really shoot it from deep. With Terry Rozier, Montrezl Harrell, Shaqquan Aaron and Blackshear all leaving the program, this was an infusion of talent that the Cardinals really needed.
Louisville returns sophomore Quentin Snider and Chinanu Onuaku as well as junior Mangok Mathiang.
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.
Johnathan Williams III is expected to announce he is transferring from Missouri, sources told NBCSports.com.
Williams was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Tigers this season, as the 6-foot-8 sophomore averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 boards.
A Memphis native, Williams was ranked No. 42 in the Class of 2013 by Rivals. He originally signed with Missouri when Frank Haith, who is now the head coach at Tulsa, was still in Columbia. Earlier this spring, assistant coach Tim Fuller, Missouri’s lead recruiter for Williams, parted ways with the program.
Missouri finished the year 9-23 in their first season under Kim Anderson. They went just 3-15 in SEC play.