Louisville basketball transfer Samuell Williamson heads to SMU
Samuell Williamson returns home.
The Louisville forward, who entered the transfer portal last month, is heading to SMU. Williamson announced the decision via his Twitter account on Wednesday.
Williamson is a product of Rockwall, Texas, about 25 miles from the SMU campus in Dallas.
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Williamson told On3 Sports he chose the Mustangs because of “the relationship I’ve developed with coach (Rob) Lanier over the past two weeks.”
Williamson told On3 he “knew this was the place for me to pursue my basketball career while coming home.”
As a junior this season, the 6-foot-7 Williamson averaged 5.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 30 games with six starts. He has at least one year of eligibility left and could opt for another if he uses the extra year afforded him by an NCAA COVID-19 policy.
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Williamson was a McDonald’s All-American in 2019 as a senior at Rockwall High School, but his career with the Cardinals has been plagued with inconsistencies. He played in 79 games at Lousville, starting 22 and averaging six points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists.
Williamson is the first Louisville player on the transfer portal to publicly announce a decision regarding a new school.