Rising Star: Washington Guard Nigel Williams-Goss

CBS San Francisco

By Andrew Kahn

Some coaches would frown on a player attempting 22 shots in a game. When Washington?s Nigel Williams-Goss did it, his coaches were pleased. For starters, he hit 13 of them en route to a 30-point performance. But it also proved their messages were getting through. ?He has stepped up in terms of making timely baskets,? assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger said. ?When we get stagnant we can count on him. Last year we asked him to facilitate more. Now he?s more of a go-to guy.?

Williams-Goss tallied seven rebounds, six assists, and three steals to go with his 30 points last Saturday, though Washington fell to Washington State 80-77. Last night in a 56-43 win over Oregon State, Williams-Goss notched eight points and seven assists. He is the only player in the country averaging at least 14 points, six assists, and five rebounds, a somewhat arbitrary collection of…

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