Senior guard Daivien Williamson has announced that he will return to Wake Forest for his final year of eligibility.
Last season Williamson was third on the team in scoring, averaging 11.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in over 30 minutes per game. He was the team’s best 3-point shooter, hitting 62 of his 157 3-point attempts for just under 40%. He finished the regular season with one of the best games of his career, scoring a career high 28 points on 11-14 shooting against NC State.
This is great news for the Demon Deacons as they get back a veteran guard with a ton of experience and, of course, a fantastic 3-point shooter. Williamson has already played over 3,000 minutes of college basketball—all for coach Forbes—so I feel confident in saying that he has seen it all at the collegiate level and (hopefully) knows by this point exactly what his coach wants from him. That experience will definitely be an invaluable resource in helping get the newer players up to speed.
With this announcement, the we are just waiting on the decision of junior forward Jake LaRavia, who is participating in the NBA draft combine. It sounds like he is doing quite well.
Had him at 20 on my board. Guess I wasn't the only one. https://t.co/6uzEz13OJU— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) May 19, 2022
With his draft stock on the rise, I think we have probably seen him play his last game for the Deacs. In any event, he has until June 1st to withdraw from the draft and return to Mother So Dear for another season.
Welcome back Daivien and Go Deacs!