April 10, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) Washington leading scorer Nigel Williams-Goss and two others have been granted their release and will transfer from the Huskies' program.

Washington announced that Williams-Goss, sophomore guard Dustin Johnson and junior center Gilles Dierickx, planned to leave the school on Friday. Reports first surfaced Thursday that Williams-Goss - a sophomore - would leave Washington, but the school said he was still evaluating options.

The loss of the three players leaves Washington with just four scholarship players headed into next season, although the Huskies have a highly regarded recruiting class set to arrive next fall. But the departure of Williams-Goss is a big blow.

The former McDonald's all-American coming out of high school, led Washington averaging 15.6 points last season after averaging 13.4 points as a freshman. Williams-Goss was a second-team all-Pac-12 selection this past season.

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