Former WVU forward Devin Williams has signed a free agent contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, as announced via Twitter by his high school, Montverde Academy.
Williams, who declared for the NBA following his junior season at WVU, saw action in 102 games during his three-year collegiate career in which he scored 1,134 points and grabbed 846 rebounds. The Cincinnati native averaged 13.3 PPG and 9.5 RPG during the 2015-16 season.
Though he did not receive an invitation to the NBA Draft Combine and was not selected in the 2016 NBA Draft, Williams drew interest from the Chicago Bulls, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets – as well as the Milwaukee Bucks – during the pre-draft period.
“I can’t say enough about the three years I have had at West Virginia University,” Williams said in a press release. “At the same time, I’m grateful to be in this position to be able to fulfill a lifelong dream.
“I would like to thank my teammates, coach Huggins and the coaching staff, Mr. Lyons, President Gee, all of the basketball support staff and the entire Mountaineer Nation for all their guidance and support during the last three years,” said Williams. “This has been a tremendous experience for me and I will always be a Mountaineer.”
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