Former Arkansas forward joins Middle Tennessee State program

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Just over a month ago forward Jacorey Williams was one of three Arkansas players (Anton Beard and Dustin Thomas being the others) arrested on charges of first degree suspicion of forgery in relation to their alleged use of counterfeit money. That case was Williams’ latest misstep away from the court, one that eventually led to Arkansas dismissing him from the program.

Thursday the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal reported that Williams has joined the Middle Tennessee State basketball program. This report comes a couple days after the move was first discussed by multiple outlets, with head coach Kermit Davis providing the paper with a comment on the additions of Williams and junior college transfer Aldonis Foote to the team.

“We trust our culture and structure will benefit both of these young men to be successful on and off the court,” Davis said. “We have done our due diligence in this process and look forward to Jacorey having a very productive red-shirt year.

“Jacorey loved his time at Arkansas, but is looking forward to playing closer to his home of Birmingham next season.”

The 6-foot-8 Williams will have one season of eligibility remaining after he sits out the 2015-16 campaign, and it should be noted that the legal case that led to his dismissal from the Arkansas program has yet to be resolved. The arrignment hearings for Williams, Beard and Thomas, which were originally scheduled for August 24, were postponed until September 2.

Williams averaged 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Razorbacks last season.