The third LSU Tiger to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft, sophomore Emmitt Williams, announced his decision not to return to the Tiger’s court via Twitter Saturday, April 25.
Williams started in 25 of the 31 games he played in this last season, averaging 28 minutes per game. The forward finished his two-year career at LSU, averaging 10 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He also shot 56 percent of his shots from the floor.
Williams previously declared for the draft last spring but ultimately decided it was best for him to return to LSU and continue playing under HC Will Wade.
NCAA rules allow a collegiate athlete to enter the NBA draft process and still retain eligibility only one time.
In his statement posted on his Twitter, Williams thanked the LSU community, coaches and his teammates for helping him grow not only on the court but off as well.
Williams will join his two teammates Trendon Watford and Darius Days, in the 2020 draft if they do not decide to return to LSU.
While the 2020 NBA Draft is set to take place June 25 in Brooklyn, New York, it remains unknown if this will hold due to COVID-19.