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Indiana guard Nick Williams transfers to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss.— Former Indiana guard Nick Williams will transfer to Mississippi.

The 6-foot-4 Alabama native fills the roster spot left open when David Huertas decided to forego his senior season to play professional basketball in Puerto Rico.

Williams averaged 8.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Hoosiers. He scored in double figures 14 times with a career high of 19 points against Wisconsin.

The 2008 Alabama high school player of the year will sit out the 2009-10 season under NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility left. He started 29 games for the Hoosiers, but coach Tom Crean said Williams left because he was worried about his role with the team.