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Former Lobo Kendall Williams will play in the Italian A League this coming season

Kendall Williams has come to terms with Vuelle Basket Pesaro and will begin his professional career overseas.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Geoff Grammar of the Albuquerque Journal has reported that former New Mexico standout Kendall Williams has agreed to a contract with Vuelle Basket Pesaro in the Italian A League.  The terms of the contract have not been disclosed.

Williams, who ended his career as the all-time leader in assists for the Mountain West Conference, chose Italy over the NBA Development League.  He felt the competition in Italy's A League will prepare him for the NBA better than the D-League, which also pays significantly less. Williams was a member of the Chicago Bulls Summer League team but saw very little playing time, averaging two points and one steal in 12 minutes per game.

Williams is already a projected starter on the team's website, though he is not willing to claim the position just yet.  Williams said, "From what they've told me, they need a point guard to lead their team. It seems to me I'm going to have the opportunity to earn good minutes - if not the starting spot. I feel like I can help the team win."

Williams plans to leave for Italy in August, and the season starts in October.