Former Owen County standout Carson Williams has asked for his release from Northern Kentucky and will seek a transfer from the school.
According to Don Owen of the NKY Tribune, Williams was officially granted his immediate release earlier this week.
“He’s given it a lot of thought and felt it was best for him to go to another program,” one NKU official told Owen.
As a sophomore for the Norse, Williams averaged 12 points on 61% shooting, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists to help lead NKU to a 22-10 final record and a Horizon League regular-season title.
You may remember Williams from his standout performance against Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last year, where he managed 21 points on 7-10 shooting, seven made free throws, nine rebounds, and an assist. The Cats pulled out the nine-point victory, but Williams certainly made it tough on them.
At Owen County, Williams managed 2,967 career points and hauled in 1,671 rebounds. As a senior, the 6-foot-6 forward averaged 26.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, leading the Rebels to a school-record 29 wins.
Williams was considered a top-450 player in the nation and a consensus three-star prospect out of high school.