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Memphis forward Williams hires agent, stays in draft

Updated: May 25, 2006, 12:11 AM ET
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN The Magazine contributor

One year at Memphis taught Shawne Williams all he needed to know about his future. Calling his game "NBA-ready," the Tigers forward decided to remain in the NBA draft on Wednesday, signing with an agent and thereby giving up his remaining three years of NCAA eligibility.

"Staying in college might help my game, but not as much as on the NBA level," Williams said Wednesday evening. "The financial part will not always be there and it's time for me to take care of [my family]."

The 6-foot-9, ...

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