COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland says sophomore center Jordan Williams has signed with an agent, a move that ends his eligibility to play at the school.

Williams entered his name in the 2011 NBA draft earlier this year. He could have kept his eligibility had he not signed with an agent and by withdrawing by May 8.

Maryland made the announcement of his signing on Wednesday.

Williams, of Torrington, Conn., averaged 16.9 points and 11.8 rebounds per game for the Terrapins this season.

Maryland head coach Gary Williams says he wishes Jordan Williams well.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. david says:

    Another dummy that allowed a agent to get into his head. Next it will be his wallet.

  2. AL says:

    Sad…..When will people learn? Education first, basketball second……..

  3. steve says:

    Seriously speaking, Jordan Williams is really not that good yet and needs another year at least. This is why the talent in the NBA is watered down. You have guys coming out early and riding the bench for years before they actually get a real chance. Who is Jordan going to START for? Out of all the top players who have come out early over the last 10 years or so, probably half are/were actually major factors in the NBA. Joe Smith; please; Chris Wilcox; you have to be kidding and the list goes on. Florida won back to back National Championshps because those guys stayed in school and became better players for it. Can you blame Jordan for coming out; no. The millions are being thrown at him despite his short comings as a player. He does not have a game that is going to be a factor in the NBA, mark my words. This is a bad decision for Williams who could probably command more money by staying in school another year.

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