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Williams heading to Memphis

Updated: June 30, 2009, 2:20 PM ET
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

Duke guard Elliot Williams is transferring to Memphis.

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

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

He is expected to appeal to the NCAA for a hardship waiver which, if granted, would allow him to play for the Tigers immediately.

The Memphis native, who was played sparingly for most of the year, saw his minutes increase after a Feb. 15 loss to Boston ...

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