Wake Forest basketball got some immediate help in the backcourt today, as it was announced that transfer Daivien Williamson’s waiver request was approved by the NCAA.
BREAKING: Wake Forest junior guard Daivien Williamson has received an NCAA waiver and will be eligible to play in the 2020-21 season. https://t.co/VQY1WACz0P pic.twitter.com/QgziFBeadK— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) October 16, 2020
Williamson played for Coach Steve Forbes at East Tennessee State, and followed him to Wake Forest this offseason. He is a junior and will have two remaining years of eligibility, joining Isaiah Mucius and fellow transfer Isaiah Wilkins in the class. Wilkins transferred from Virginia Tech and already received a waiver from the NCAA.
Daivien provides some much needed depth in the backcourt, and will likely serve as the backup point guard to Jahcobi Neath. Neath, Williamson, and freshman Quadry Adams will serve as the primary ball handlers on the team.
Williamson is originally from Winston-Salem, and attended Winston-Salem Prep for high school, so this is a homecoming for him as he will get to play in front of family and friends (assuming fans are allowed at some point during basketball season).
I’m getting excited for basketball season and seeing what Coach Forbes can do with this team! Are you?