Elliot Williams, whose move into the starting lineup provided Duke with a late-season spark, is leaving the Blue Devils after one season because of unspecified family medical reasons.
School officials said Wednesday that Williams plans to transfer closer to his hometown of Memphis, Tenn., to be near family. He is expected to ask the NCAA to waive its transfer rule that would require him to sit out this season, Duke officials said in a statement.
Schools that qualify include Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, and the University of Memphis who was believed to be the runner-up in Williams' original recruitment. The Tigers currently are looking for a point guard for the upcoming season. Looks like one just fell into their laps.