Missouri’s leading scorer last season, Johnathan Williams III, has committed to Gonzaga, according to CBS Sports.
A 6-9, 225-pound forward, Williams was granted a transfer in April, but Missouri coach Kim Anderson restricted him from going to 25 schools including all SEC and Big 12 schools, as well as Illinois and Arizona.
Missouri is in the SEC and participates in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Arizona and Illinois are on Mizzou’s 2016-2017 schedule.
Michigan State, which is not one of the schools on the restricted list, was thought to be a frontrunner for Williams’ services. The Spartans offered him a scholarship coming out of high school, per Rivals.
Williams led Missouri with 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game his sophomore season as the team finished 9-23. He will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season.
Williams joins Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss as two highly-touted players who will sit out for Gonzaga next season.
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