Maryland's sophomore center Jordan Williams sent out a press release today announcing that he's filed paperwork for the NBA Draft, though he's only "testing the waters" and will not sign with an agent. Via Tracking the Terps:
"I'm excited about testing the waters and seeing where I would be," Jordan Williams said in a news release. "It's always been a dream of mine to play at the next level. This will give me an opportunity to get feedback from some NBA coaches and scouts on what parts of my game need improvement in order to be successful."
Testudo Times thinks Williams has no intentions of going pro and will be back for his junior season. But who knows at this point. Williams will have until May 8 to decide to return to Maryland.
But what if Williams does jump and BC's Reggie Jackson stays? Does Jackson become the heir apparent for next season's ACC Preseason Player of the Year honors? Gone would be four-fifths of this year's All-ACC first team -- Nolan Smith (graduation), Malcolm Delaney (graduation), Kyle Singler (graduation) and Jordan Williams (NBA Draft) -- with only Jackson returning. Or would another player like Harrison Barnes or Austin Rivers (they keep getting younger and younger!) get the Preseason POY nod?
This, of course, is only a valid question if Jackson stays. Does he stay? Thoughts?