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Jaylin Williams opts to stay in NBA draft; will not return to Arkansas

The Fort Smith native will stay in the NBA draft and continue with this dream of going pro.
Credit: AP
Arkansas forward Jaylin Williams (10) looks to pass as Texas A&M guard Aaron Cash (0) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas sophomore Jaylin Williams has announced that he is staying in the NBA draft and not returning to the Razorbacks. Williams will forego his last two seasons of eligibility. 

Williams was named to the SEC All Defensive team as well as first team All-SEC this season. The Fort Smith native averaged 10.9 points and 9.8 rebounds, while averaging a double-double in SEC play. Williams also led the country with 54 charges taken.

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