Missouri confirms Williams decision to transfer

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri has confirmed that sophomore forward Johnathan Williams III is transferring.

Junior guard Deuce Bello also will not be back. The school said in a release Tuesday that Bello intended to graduate this spring and transfer to pursue graduate studies at another institution.

Williams averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds, leading the Tigers in both categories, and started all 32 games.

Bello made three starts and averaged 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds.

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