Kavell Bigby-Williams (’95) Announces Transfer to LSU

Kavell Bigby-Williams has revealed his decision to finish his college career at Louisiana State University after transferring from Oregon.

The 1995-born centre reached the Final Four at the NCAA Tournament with the Ducks, but opted to leave the school following the end of his junior year.

Bigby-Williams will sit out the 2017-18 season per NCAA rules before being eligible to suit up for the Tigers the following season.

In a post on Twitter announcing his decision, Bigby-Williams said:

“First and foremost I want to thank God for presenting me with this opportunity, and want to thank the University of Oregon for the opportunity to play on a final four team and the friends I have made in Eugene.

“The support and love that all the fans have shown me has truly been an honour – to wear the Ducks uniform was a blessing.

“I also want to thank my mum through this process as she has guided me and helped me make this decision.

“Thank you to all the schools who were recruiting me. But with that being said I have decided to finish my college career at Louisiana State University.”

Last season, LSU finished with a 10-21 record including 2-16 in Southeastern Conference, where they go up against the likes of Kentucky, Florida and South Carolina.

Bigby-Williams started one of his 37 appearances for Oregon, recording his first double-double against Savannah State and averaged 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

The Londoner became just the third Brit behind Karl Brown (Georgia Tech, 1990) and Luol Deng (Duke, 2004) to reach the Final Four before falling short against North Carolina.

  • Lavar

    If he has to redshirt his next season (senior) season would that mean he would not get to play at all or would he still be eligible to play for one more season after the year spent red shirting?

    • Hoopsfix

      He will get to play for one more season – 2018-19.

  • Scott Johnson

    Gutted, was looking forward to seeing him in the PK80 Tournament in Portland Oregon, but I guess the season after next will see him more often as LSU is less of a late night than watching him play over in Oregon!

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