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Former Duquesne and Oregon Forward Eric Williams commits to San Diego



As first reported by Jon Rothstein, former Duquesne and Oregon forward Eric Williams has committed to join San Diego as the program looks to take a competitive step forward in the West Coast Conference.

A two-year starter with the Dukes, Williams averaged 14.1 PPG and 8.2 RPG earning 2018 A-10 All-Freshman honors before moving cross country as a redshirt with the Ducks. In Eugene, OR, the 6-foot-7 forward managed 9.2 PPG and 5.3 RPG in 57 appearances seeing a gradual decline in production each season. 

An athletic playmaker, the Michigan native can score down low and shoot from three which he often showcased for Duquesne including a 40-point performance against Saint Louis in which Williams shot 75% from the field and 78% from three-point range.

Williams was reportedly being recruited by a pair of California schools and took visits to both San Diego and USC but was also considering opportunities overseas to kickstart his pro career, ultimately opting to use his final year of eligibility with the Toreros. 

Across the board, Williams adds another piece to a strong offseason transfer class built by first-year San Diego head coach Steve Lavin that includes former Lehigh big man Nic Lynch, and Duece Turner; a JUCO guard who started his career with Bucknell, as well as fellow Pac-12 transfer Jaiden Delaire from Stanford.


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