Former Logan High School basketball standout and Harts native Paul Williamson has reportedly decided to leave the West Virginia University basketball program after just one season in Morgantown.
Williamson, a freshman walk-on, played sparingly for the Mountaineers and could wind up transferring to a West Virginia Conference school, possibly Fairmont State.
If he winds up at Fairmont, he would play for new coach Jerrod Calhoun, who was a Bob Huggins assistant coach at WVU last season.
Williamson played in 20 games for WVU this season but began to get increased minutes due to his 3-point shooting ability.
For the season, he was 7-for-17 from 3-point land and averaged 1.1 points and 4.6 minutes a game. Williamson had a career-high seven points in West Virginia’s Nov. 17 win at home over Alcorn State.
Williamson helped lead Logan High School to the 2010 Class AAA state championship and a return trip to the state tourney his senior season in 2011.
He becomes the second former player from Logan to leave the WVU program in as many years with Noah Cottrill being the other. Cottrill was dismissed from the Mountaineer team prior to the start of the 2010-11 season.