OSU's Williams says he will transfer to Wright State

Updated: August 6, 2003, 10:24 PM ET

FAIRBORN, Ohio -- Forward Zach Williams said Wednesday he will transfer from Ohio State to Wright State to play for a former Buckeyes assistant coach.

The 6-foot-7, 230-pound Williams will join Paul Biancardi, who left Ohio State to become head coach at Wright State in April. Williams, a three-year starter as a Buckeye, will have to sit out a season as a transfer and will one year of eligibility remaining.

"Having spent the last three years with him, I felt for my last go-around, it just made sense to be with somebody I trusted," Williams said of Biancardi. "He knows what he's going to get. And I know with him, what you see is what you get."

Williams, of Brooklyn, N.Y., started in all but 10 of his 94 games at Ohio State, averaging 8.5 points and 4.9 rebounds.

Williams said in May that he would leave Ohio State. He had been suspended after a blowup with the coaching staff during the Big Ten tournament in March.

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