Gonzaga's Williams declares for draft, won't hire agent

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga junior Johnathan Williams has declared for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility he will return for his senior season.

By not signing with an agent, Williams has until May 24 to decide whether to remain in the draft or withdraw and return to Gonzaga.

Williams averaged 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in his first season with Gonzaga after transferring from Missouri. The 6-foot-9 forward shot 59 percent for the season and was named first-team all-West Coast Conference.

Williams says not hiring an agent allowed him to ''see where I stand.'' Williams is the third player to declare from the Gonzaga roster that reached the national title game. Zach Collins and Nigel Williams-Goss have both declared and will hire agents.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.