Former RMU guard Williams transfers to Wake Forest

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Former RMU guard Williams transfers to Wake Forest

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During his three full seasons with the Robert Morris basketball program, Coron Williams was an accurate three point shooter, draining nearly 43% of his shots taken from beyond the arc, but next season, the redshirt junior won’t be taking the court for RMU.

Williams announced that he will be transferring to Wake Forest next season, enabling him will to finish his collegiate basketball career as a Demon Deacon.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to play at a prestigious school like Wake Forest and compete at the highest level of college basketball,” said the Midlothian, Virginia native. “The people there are great, and this team has a lot of upside. I really enjoyed every bit of my visit, from the academics to basketball.”

After suffering a season-ending ankle injury three games into his freshman campaign, Williams was granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA, and as a result, has one year of eligibility remaining.  

The 6-2 guard, who graduated from RMU with a degree in sport management, will take graduate level courses in Wake Forest’s Liberal Studies program during the 2013-14 academic year.

“We are excited to welcome Coron to the Wake Forest basketball family,” Wake Forest head coach Jeff Bzdelik said in a statement released Wednesday. “He combines athleticism with an excellent long range shooting ability. Coron’s maturity and leadership will be a great asset to our team next season. We are all looking forward to having him join our program.”

Williams, who averaged 9.1 points per game last year, said his experiences at Robert Morris will be able to benefit a Wake Forest team that finished last season with an overall record of 13-18, including a 75-62 opening round loss to Maryland in the ACC Tournament.

“I think I can spread the court for this team with my shooting ability, coming off screens and moving to get open off penetration,” Williams said in a press release. “I can also bring some leadership and experience after playing four years of college basketball.”

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