Oregon Ducks: Eric Williams Jr. to test NBA Draft waters


Another Oregon Duck may be on his way out of Dana Altman's program.

Starting forward Eric Williams Jr. announced he will test the NBA Draft waters without hiring an agent, keeping his options open should he decide to return to Oregon.

Williams Jr. averaged 10.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 24 games this past season.

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Should he declare for the NBA Draft and hire an agent, Williams Jr. will be the fourth Oregon starter to forgo its remaining college elligiblity to pursue a professional career after the 2020-21 season.

Chris Duarte is an expected first round pick with Eugene Omoruyi likely getting a summer league invite. LJ Figueroa has signed with an agent and is beginning his professional career in Latin America with El Barias in the Dominican Republic. 

Additionally, Jalen Terry, Aaron Estrada, and Chandler Lawson all entered the transfer portal.

Only Will Richardson from last season's starting lineup has yet to pursue a professional career or enter the transfer portal.