Stavon Williams leaving USU

The rumors have been out there for a couple of weeks.

Those rumors can be put to rest — Stavon Williams will not be returning to Utah State for his senior season.

The 6-foot-4 guard from Minneapolis told the Deseret News Tuesday night he was, indeed, leaving the Aggies.

When contacted via his Facebook page, Williams said he did not know where he would transfer, but his intentions may be to get closer to his hometown of Minneapolis.

“(I’ve) been going through a lot of stuff this year and I honestly think I would play way better than I have been somewhere else,” Williams said. “It’s a long story but I had a great time here and it was a honor playing for the Aggies.”

Williams was usually one of the first players off the bench for USU this year and if his shot was falling one of the most dangerous 3-point shooters in the WAC.

Averaging 6.0 points and 1.2 rebounds, Williams shot 42.6 percent from 3-point range.

Having played two seasons at San Jacinto Junior College in Texas, Williams does have a red-shirt season available and could end up at another Division I school if he sits out a next year.

Williams was recently named to the All-WAC Academic team with a 3.14 GPA.

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