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Friday / April 19.
  • Texas A&M’s Robert Williams Declares for NBA Draft

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    Following his team’s loss to Michigan Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament, Texas A&M sophomore Robert Williams III declared for the NBA Draft.

    “It’s just a blessing,” Williams told the Houston Chronicle. “Every kid dreams of going pro in a sport they love. Just knowing I have a chance, an opportunity to receive that blessing is great.”

    The 6-foot-10 Williams, who averaged 10.3 points and 9.3 rebounds as a sophomore, is projected as the No. 11 pick by ESPN.com.

    “He’s been an NBA performer day in and day out,” Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy said, per ESPN.com. “I’m really proud of him. He came back to finish strong and do something special for this program and for the university.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.