The Georgetown Hoyas are squarely in the mix for Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss, one of the best players available on the transfer wire. Williams-Goss, a 6'3 sophomore, averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds this past season and made the All Pac-12 team. Williams-Goss will have to sit out a season before becoming eligible to play again and will then have the ability to play two seasons.
Nigel Williams-Goss, transferring from UW, informs me he's narrowed choices to UNLV, Texas, Georgetown, Michigan State, Arkansas, Gonzaga.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 10, 2015
Williams-Goss revealed some of the reasons behind his decision to transfer in a recent article in the Seattle Times:
"Since the end of the season, obviously I've been trying to figure out what's best for me and what my next move was going to be. I did look at the NBA a little bit, I think that's just what everyone just assumed that was the only thing I was going to look at. But clearly I wasn't opposed to look at the option of transferring just because I am pretty close to graduation within the next year or so. And with two years of eligibility there's still some things I do want to accomplish in college. And when it came down to it, I just felt like with all the changes in the program - and then those other things I just mentioned - I just felt most comfortable with choosing a different school."
His ability to score, distribute and rebound was unique to the Pac-12, and he may have the best floater in the country. His final stats for the season were 15.6 points, 5.9 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals. His assist percentage was second in the conference at 35.9 percent.
The fit at Georgetown for Williams-Goss is obvious, as he would instantly take over the starting combo guard spot from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera as soon as he is eligible to play for Georgetown in 2016-17 after sitting out this coming season. The Hoyas would be an attractive landing spot for Williams-Goss, who would almost seamlessly step into the "DSR role" on the court and potentially be the leading scorer while playing big minutes on what could be a scary good team with Isaac Copeland, L.J. Peak, Paul White, Tre Campbell, Jessie Govan, Marcus Derrickson and more.
At this point the interest between Williams-Goss and Georgetown is indeed mutual, and there's no other way to say it other than getting Williams-Goss in Blue and Gray would be a major coup for the program. Kudos to the staff for getting involved.