ETSU guard Daivien Williamson enters transfer portal; Wake Forest looms as a destination

As Steve Forbes looks to build up his roster at Wake Forest, an interesting name reported his intentions to enter the transfer portal: Davien Williamson, who happens to be a former player of his at East Tennessee State. Williamson is also from Winston-Salem.

During the 2019-20 season, the 6-foot-2 Williamson averaged 10.4 points, 2.6 assists and 0.7 steals per game. Williamson also shot 37.3 percent on his 3-point attempts (3 3PA per game) — a theme of his two-year run with ETSU.

In 67 career games (30 starts), Williamson connected on 65-of-172 3-point attempts (37.8 3P%); his career true shooting percentage sits at 61.1 percent. Williamson is a career 82 percent shooter from the free throw line, too.

As a sophomore, Williamson shot 69.3 percent at the rim — with over 70 percent of his makes coming unassisted. That’s an impressive mark for a 6-foot-2, 165-pound guard.

According to Synergy Sports, Williamson shot 48.8 percent (51.2 eFG%) out of the pick-and-roll this season, scoring 0.85 points per possession.

Williamson scored 1.08 points per spot-up possession, per Synergy. This includes an impressive 71.4 percent shooting clip on spot-up basket drives (20-of-28 FGA).

Bo Hodges, another program leader at ETSU, entered the transfer portal late last week, too. He’s received serious interest on the transfer market as well. As ESPN’s Jeff Borzello notes, though, Williamson has also left the door open for a return to East Tennessee State.

With Jahcobi Neath, Isaiah Mucius, Ismael Massoud and Ody Oguama set to return, Wake Forest has some young, talented pieces ready for Forbes. The roster currently sits at nine scholarship players, including transfers Ian DuBose and Isaiah Wilkins, another Winston-Salem product.

There’s still a lot of work to be done, but this is a nice start for Forbes at Wake Forest. Could Williamson be next?


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