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Washington G transfer Nigel Williams-Goss sets Texas visits

The Horns will have two opportunities to convince the point guard to join the program.

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The Texas Longhorns remain in the mix for Washington Huskies guard transfer Nigel Williams-Goss, who set up an in-home visit with head coach Shaka Smart for next Monday and will also visit Austin on May 1.

The 6'3, 195-pounder also has upcoming in-home visits with Georgetown and Providence and plans to taking trips to UNLV, Providence, and Georgetown, with Michigan State also a possibility to host Washington's leader in scoring and assists from last season.

After two disappointing seasons in Seattle, Williams-Goss elected to transfer from the Huskies program last week and explained why he made that decision to the Seattle Times:

"Since the end of the season, obviously I've been trying to figure out what's best for me and what my next move was going to be...When it came down to it, I just felt like with all the changes in the program, I just felt most comfortable with choosing a different school..."

A former consensus four-star prospect out of Findlay Prep, 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.

Where will he end up? Jerry Meyer of 247Sports believes that he will return to Las Vegas and play for the Runnin' Rebels. UNLV assistant Todd Simon was the head coach at Findlay Prep in 2013 when Williams-Goss was a senior, a tie that could be difficult for Texas to overcome.