Gonzaga Bulldogs power forward Johnathan Williams is ready to test the NBA waters.
After helping Gonzaga get to the NCAA Tournament championship game, Williams has submitted his papers for early entry into the 2017 NBA Draft, but has not hired an agent.
“After talking with the GU coaches and my family, I’m going to test the NBA Draft process,” Williams said. “I will not be hiring an agent. It’s my dream to play in the NBA and not going with an agent allows me to see where I stand. I appreciate all of the support I continue to receive at Gonzaga University. I’m just following God’s plan and I’m thankful for the opportunity.”
By not signing with an agent, Williams will retain his collegiate eligibility and have the option to return for his redshirt senior season at Gonzaga in 2017-18. The NCAA's deadline for him to withdraw from the draft is May 24.
Williams averaged 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season.