Former CMU forward Cecil Williams signs with French team


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Central Michigan forward Cecil Williams gets ready to play Buffalo at the 2018 MAC Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 8.

Former Central Michigan men's basketball forward Cecil Williams has found a new home. 

He signed to join Sorgues BC, a French basketball team in the French Nationale Masculine 1 League. This league is the third division of basketball in France. If Sorgues BC wins the league, they are promoted to the second division. 

"I am excited to get my professional career started in France," Williams said in a press release. "I'm looking forward to the challenges and the opportunities that await me."

Williams, at 6-foot-6, 215 pounds, played two seasons at CMU after transferring from Moberly Area Community College in Missouri. In the 2017-18 season, he averaged 14.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game. 

The forward shot 46.9 percent from the field, 30.3 percent from 3-point range and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. 

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