Texas A&M's Williams to return for sophomore season

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Texas A&M freshman standout Robert Williams says he is returning for another season in college.

The 6-foot-9 Williams, projected by many to be a lottery pick in June's NBA draft, averaged 11.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this season for the Aggies (16-15).

Williams says the decision will give him ''more time to mature and develop my game before moving on to the NBA.''

After signing with Texas A&M out of Louisiana in high school, Williams shot 55.8 percent from the field as a freshman and led the Aggies with an average of 2.5 blocks per game. He had 11 double-doubles this season.

Texas A&M's season came to an end with a loss to Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

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