Murray State Racers forward KJ Williams has announced he will transfer to the LSU Tigers. He will reunite with former Murray State Head Coach Matt McMahon who accepted the LSU Tigers coaching job earlier this season. Williams has one year of college eligibility left thanks to the NCAA rule that was passed granting college players an extra year of eligibility due to the impact the Coronavirus had on the 2020-21 college basketball season.
Murray State transfer KJ Williams has committed to LSU, reuniting with his former HC Matt McMahon, he tells @On3sports.
The 6-foot-10, 245-pound big man led the Racers in scoring (18) and rebounding (8.4) last season.
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In his final season with the Murray State Racers, KJ Williams averaged 18.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game. His points per game rebounds per game, and steals per game all led the team last season. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 53.8 percent and a three-point percentage of 32.7 percent. Williams helped lead the Racers to the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament and will now head to the SEC to play basketball for a year.
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KJ Williams was a force in the Ohio Valley Conference and how he plays in the SEC next year will impact his professional options at the next level. Playing for LSU and in the SEC for a single season could even help Williams get better looks heading into the 2023 NBA Draft. Head Coach Matt McMahon is tasked with resetting an LSU program that just lost its entire roster. Williams will help the program win games immediately next year and that is a great start for the program.