This past season, scholarship center Sean Williams averaged 2.3 minutes per game in 12 appearances. That he almost exclusively appeared in games that were blowouts tells you what you need to know. That he didn't log a minute in the 6 OT epic UConn game also tells you what you need to know about his place on the depth chart. Since most of SU's big men return and new ones are coming in, it didn't seem like Williams would be seeing any further playing time in the near future.
For a while now, we've all assumed it would just be a matter of time before he transfered. And so he has, according to FoxSports.com's Jeff Goodman:
Cal State Fullerton has picked up two transfers – Sean Williams from Syracuse and Andre Hardy from ORU
No confirmation from SU just yet but there's no reason to doubt this news. Williams gets the chance to actually log some minutes on the court and Syracuse gets to free up his scholarship for someone who can have a chance at doing so in an Orange uniform.
By all accounts Williams is a great guy, a fun teammate and I'm sure everyone wishes him well. It's a shame, as he came to us with tremendous upside potential. Rated the 20th best center by Rivals.com and 28th best by Scout.com when he came out of school, Williams just didn't live up to the hype. It happens.
Williams was part of the 2007 recruiting class that included Donte Greene, Jonny Flynn, Rick Jackson and Scoop Jardine.; Crazy that only two of them are still here.