Stanford freshman Ziaire Williams declared for the 2021 NBA Draft on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 20 games (14 starts) for the Cardinal in 2020-21.
“After much thought and consideration, I have decided to take the next step in my basketball career and enter my name in the 2021 NBA Draft,” Williams posted on social media, in part. “It’s always been a dream and a goal for me to play at the next level. … With some reflection, discussion, and prayer, I feel like the time is right.”
A five-star prospect from Lancaster, Calif., Williams was the highest-ranked recruit in program history at No. 6 in the nation by the 247Sports Composite.
Williams scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Stanford’s season-opening 82-64 victory against Alabama on Nov. 30, 2020.
–Field Level Media