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Ex-Duke player says he'll transfer to Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Ex-Duke basketball player Elliot Williams says he'll transfer to the University of Memphis.

Williams, a rising sophomore guard, was granted his release Wednesday from Duke because his mom is sick.

He told The Commercial-Appeal on Saturday that he's planning to transfer to Memphis, in his hometown, because being closer to his family is the most important thing. It was 1 of the four schools he'd been considering, along with Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Tennessee.

He's declined to be more specific about his mother's illness.

He says he's seeking a waiver of the NCAA rule forcing student-athletes to sit out a year after transferring.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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