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Texas targeting Washington G transfer Nigel Williams-Goss

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The Longhorns are remaining active in the transfer market.

Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart continues his quest for players with the ability to handle the ball and score, targeting Washington Huskies guard transfer Nigel Williams-Goss.

The sophomore point guard led the team in scoring (15.6 per game) and assists (5.9 per game), but wants to play for a program that will win more games and help him achieve his dreams of playing in the NBA.

To those ends, the former top-50 prospect from Findlay Prep will visit Texas and also has UNLV in the mix, along with Arkansas, Gonzaga, Georgetown, and Michigan State. Williams-Goss will have to sit out a season before becoming eligible to play again and will then have the ability to play two seasons at the school of his choice.

At 6'3 and 195 pounds, Williams-Goss has outstanding size for his position, but lacks ideal explosiveness and struggled from long distance as a sophomore, hitting only 25.6% of his three-point attempts. However, he's excellent at getting to the rim, taking nearly 50% of his shots from around the basket and finishing at a rate that is slightly higher than average. And his mid-range game is another positive attribute, as he's about 5% better than average there.