Williams transferring to UMass 

June, 15, 2010
The University of Massachusetts picked up a commitment from Chaz Williams on Friday, who will be transferring following his freshmen season with Hofstra. Williams earned All-Freshman honors from the CAA last year at Hofstra, while holding down the starting point guard position for most of the season and averaging over 9.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Williams visited the Amherst, Mass., campus earlier in the week and came away knowing that was where he wanted to be.

"I knew coach [Derek] Kellogg was a great coach," Williams said. "Getting to meet him and spend time with him, I found out he was a great person also. The entire coaching staff, coach [Adam] Ginsburg, coach [Antwon] Jackson, coach [Shyrone Chatman], everyone on the coaching staff and all the players, it just felt like I made a connection right away."