NBA Draft.net: Sources told NBADraft.net Thursday that UConn Huskies point guard Marcus Williams will soon declare for the 2006 draft and sign with agent Bill Duffy, forfeiting his senior season of eligibility.
Williams played well in his junior year and especially in the tournament averaging 20 points and 8.8 assists and hit a number of clutch shots. But he was unable to lift the Huskies over the Cinderella George Mason team and fell in the Elite Eight.
On the year he averaged 12.3 ppg and 8.6 apg after missing the first month and a half of the season due to his (laptop theft involvement) suspension.
Williams is considered a likely mid-first rounder with a chance to move into the lottery (top 14 picks) with good workouts.
Scouts biggest concerns about Williams center around his lack of foot speed defensively, lack of range shooting the ball and character (due to the off court troubles).