Clemson already knew its basketball program would lose key contributors for next season due to their eligibility running out. Now, it appears the Tigers will also lose former three-star recruit Malik William.
After spending two seasons with the Tigers, William will transfer from Clemson. He’ll join Javan White as the second player to leave the program in 2019.
William didn’t play at all this past season due to multiple injuries. He dealt with a concussion at the start and then pain in his thumb toward the end of his sophomore campaign.
In his freshman season at Clemson, William only saw 4.4 minutes per game from head coach Brad Brownell.
“I’d like to thank Malik for his commitment and dedication to our program over the last two seasons and his contributions to back-to-back postseason appearances,” Brownell said in a press release. “We wish him the best of luck in the future.”
During his initial recruiting process, William held offers from Connecticut and West Virginia. Whether or not those options are still on the table is uncertain.
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Next season will feature a strong amount of growing pains for the Tigers. They’ll miss their leading scorer in Marcquise Reed and top rebounder in Elijah Thomas.
The news of William transferring from Clemson just shortens an already depleted rotation.