ESPN personality and University of Maryland alum Scott Van Pelt says he provided Jordan Williams with information from NBA talent scouts but did not attempt to directly influence Williams’ decision to forego his remaining years of eligibility and enter the 2011 NBA draft, which is what Williams ultimately decided.
“I had nothing to do with any decision that he made,” Van Pelt told The Washington Post Tuesday afternoon. “I didn’t inform him what to do. I didn’t tell him, ‘Here’s what I think.’ None of that.”
That contradicts what Williams had told the paper earlier in the day following a pre-draft workout with the Washington Wizards.