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Nigel Williams-Goss Returns to Game Play

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Williams-Goss was a part of the best dressed redshirt class at Gonzaga, but fans can now look forward to him suiting up in a Gonzaga uniform and stepping on the court for his first official season as a Zag

Nigel Williams-Goss transferred to Gonzaga after two very successful seasons as a Washington Husky. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Williams-Goss has to sit out last season, but fans can now see him on the court again. He took advantage of his redshirt season to have a minor ankle surgery, and is now back and fully healed.

Williams-Goss will be a serious presence on the court this year. He spent two seasons playing for Washington against top notch Pac12 competition. Against this level of competition, he put up 428 points in his freshman season, and 468 points in his sophomore season. To put that into perspective, his expected back court partner Josh Perkins scored 365 points in his redshirt freshman season.

We should look to see Williams-Goss stepping in next to Perkins to run a dynamic backcourt. With McClellan and Dranginis gone, the Zags will be looking towards new players to fill their roles. The Zags options to fill these roles are Alberts, Bakumas, Beach, Mathews, Melson, Norvell Jr., Triano, and Williams-Goss. So we can realistically expect to see Williams-Goss, Melson, and Mathews getting a majority of the minutes along with Perkins.

Williams-Goss led the Huskies in points, assists, and minutes played. All of the numbers he put up were extremely impressive. To display just how impressive they are, let’s compare them to the numbers Kevin Pangos put up in his best seasons with the Zags.

Williams- Goss Pangos

Points 15.6 14.4

Assists 5.9 4.8

Minutes 36.8 34.9

Rebounds 4.7 3.3

Steals 1.1 1.5


Expect a big year from this former Pac12 star