Schools from the Big Ten, Big East, Big 12 interested in Washington transfer

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Not surprisingly, Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss has become one of the top targets this offseason.

He told Percy Allen of the Seattle Times on Friday that Arkansas, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, Providence, Texas and UNLV have all reached out to him. Williams-Goss averaged 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game as a sophomore. He was granted his release on Thursday.

From the Seattle Times:

(Since the end of the season, what have you been going through?)“Since the end of the season, obviously I’ve been trying to figure out what’s best for me and what my next move was going to be. I did look at the NBA a little bit, I think that’s just what everyone just assumed that was the only thing I was going to look at. But clearly I wasn’t opposed to look at the option of transferring just because I am pretty close to graduation within the next year or so. And with two years of eligibility there’s still some things I do want to accomplish in college. And when it came down to it, I just felt like with all the changes in the program – and then those other things I just mentioned – I just felt most comfortable with choosing a different school.”

Williams-Goss told Allen that reports that said this move was due to a “lack of cohesion” were false. The Huskies were ranked in the top-15 in December until an upset loss — on their home floor — to Stony Brook started a four-game losing streak. Lorenzo Romar kicked off Robert Upshaw of the team, the nation’s top shot blocker, on Jan. 26, right at the point of the season when the wheels came off, as Washington lost 10-of-12 to close out the year.

On Friday, two more Huskies decided to transfer, as Darin Johnson and Gilles Dierickx were both granted their release.