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Marcus Williams ready to make NBA decision



Arizona sophomore forward Marcus Williams is expected to announce his decision whether to enter the NBA draft this week.

Williams will have a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday at McKale Center.

University of Arizona coach Lute Olson on a couple of occasions late in the season said he would be “shocked” if Williams returned. Last week, Olson said nothing had changed and that he was just waiting for the announcement.

Williams, who earned All-Pac-10 honors this season, averaged 16.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Williams, 6-feet-7 inches, has generally been sliding in on-line draft projections.

“Is Marcus ready for the NBA? No,” said Chris Monter of the NBA Draft News.

“He could use more seasoning at the college level. Does he have potential? Yes. He has a lot of size and has had the ability to play a number of different positions.”

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