The end of the first semester has brought about some more roster turnover with a pair of Green Bay guards deciding to leave UWGB via the transfer portal.
Blayton Williams and Donavan Moore have both decided to leave the program in search of more playing time elsewhere.
Williams, a 6’3” guard from Arkansas, played just 26 total minutes this season in 7 games after missing the entire 2020/2021 season due to a hip injury that required surgery. He was recruited to Green Bay by former head coach Linc Darner and decided to stay with the program when Darner was dismissed in May of 2020.
He joined the Phoenix after two years at Lamar junior college in Colorado and will have at least one more season of eligibility remaining.
“I met great people here,” Williams told Scott Venci of the Green Bay Press Gazette. “Enjoyed learning from the staff and playing with my teammates. It’s all love, for sure.”
“I wish Green Bay the best. I’m going to be tuned in all season with my boys and hope everything goes well.”
As for Moore, he also committed to the program when Darner was head coach and stuck around after the coaching change. After being ruled eligible to play, he battled a couple different injuries last season appearing in just 7 games and scoring 18 total points. He was redshirting this season and will likely still have three seasons of eligibility remaining, though he may need a waiver to play immediately next season if he transfers to another Division I school.
He joined the Phoenix after appearing in 8 games for Toledo in 2019/2020.
The Phoenix now have one scholarship available for the class of 2022 as they continue to rebuild the roster. The coaching staff will be looking to build on their successful 2021 class and are already off to a good start for the 2022 class with 6’10” big man Donovan Short already signed.
The 3-star recruit was the highest graded recruit to ever commit to Green Bay according to 247Sports when he committed back in September.