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Johnathan Williams To Transfer To Gonzaga From Mizzou

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Johnathan Williams III will be throwing down dunks in The Kennel in a couple of years. (Photo: MU) Johnathan Williams III will be throwing down dunks in The Kennel in a couple of years. (Photo: MU)
SWXRightNow.com -- Gonzaga men's basketball has added another transfer to the ranks as former Missouri power forward Johnathan Williams III has announced he will join Mark Few in Spokane. 

See Williams' announcement in the Instagram post below.

Williams averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season with the Tigers. The 6-foot-9, 225 pound big man also averaged 26.3 minutes per game, 5.9 ppg and 6.5 rpg as a freshman at Mizzou.

Williams will sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules and would be available for the 2016-17 season along with former Washington Huskies guard Nigel Williams-Goss, who transferred to Gonzaga earlier this year. Williams will have two years of eligibility after he redshirts the upcoming season.

“They're really big on player development and they're a top 10 team every year. I feel like they can make me better," Williams said according to The Spokesman-Review's Jim Meehan. "It hasn't been too stressful. I just wanted to make a good decision based on facts and Gonzaga had all the facts."

The Zags will lose big men Przemek Karnowski and Kyle Wiltjer to graduation next season, and some speculate Domantas Sabonis might leave early depending on how he plays next year.

Assuming Sabonis stays for his junior season, Williams will join him, 7-footer Ryan Edwards (who will be a redshirt junior in 2016-17) and 6-foot-10 commit Zach Collins in the Gonzaga front court.

Michigan State, Georgetown and SMU were all interested in Williams before he chose Gonzaga. Per his release from Mizzou, head coach Kim Anderson restricted him from joining any SEC or Big-12 schools, and Illinois or Arizona, who play the Tigers in 2016-17.

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