NCAA Men's Basketball

Gonzaga's Williams to gauge NBA draft interest without agent

(TSX / STATS) -- Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams declared for the NBA draft on Friday, but the junior forward will not sign with an agent.

Not signing with an agent means Williams has until May 24 to decide if he wants to remain in the draft or return for his senior season.

Williams averaged 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in his first season for Gonzaga. He transferred from Missouri and scored 19 points in a blowout win over Xavier that clinched the school's first Final Four spot, earning him the Most Outstanding Player award for the West Regional.

"After talking with the GU coaches and my family, I'm going to test the NBA Draft process," Williams said in a statement on Gonzaga's official website. "I will not be hiring an agent. It's my dream to play in the NBA and not going with an agent allows me to see where I stand."

In the national championship game loss to North Carolina, Williams scored nine points while being hampered with foul trouble.

Williams became the third Gonzaga player to declare for the draft. Zach Collins and Nigel Williams-Goss also declared they were turning pro, but both players said they intend to hire agents.

Updated April 21, 2017