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Marcus Williams is taking a 'leave of absence', still enrolled at Texas A&M

February 26, 2022
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Texas A&M sophomore point guard Marcus Williams has taken a “leave of absence” from the basketball team coach Buzz Williams said.

“He’s taken a leave of absence from the team,” Buzz Williams said. “It was not a disciplinary action at all. He just wanted to take a leave of absence. It’s indefinite.

“That’s not hiding anything. That’s just what it is.”

Marcus Williams did not travel with the Aggies for the 76-66 victory over Ole Miss on Saturday.

Buzz Williams said Marcus is still enrolled at A&M.

A transfer from Wyoming, where he was the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, Marcus Williams has started 25 games and is averaging 7.4 points and a team-leading 3.4 assists.

However, he’s struggled in the last five games in which he appeared. In that stretch, he shot 13.6 percent (3-of-22) from the field, was 0-of-9 on 3-point attempts and had averaged 0.7 points.

He did not play in the Aggies' 91-77 victory over Georgia last Tuesday.

Buzz Williams was noncommittal when asked if Marcus would be re-instated should he ask to rejoin the team.

“We’ll see how it all plays out,” Buzz Williams said.

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Marcus Williams is taking a 'leave of absence', still enrolled at Texas A&M

5,468 Views | 5 Replies | Last: 4 mo ago by Hop
dlbarnes76
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He hasn't been the same person on the court that he was earlier in the season. Hope he is able to sort his issues out and move forward in a positive way.
bulverdeaggie93
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he hasn't played the same soft schedule he did early in the season either… but yes, do hope he figures things out for himself.
txag72
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Sounds like this might be a "player inspired decision" the way Buzz talks about his coaching style at least this year. Which may mean he's gone if he's feeling like he's on the outs with his team mates.. Obviously, pure conjecture.
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Method Man
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Make like a tree and leave of absence?
Hop
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bulverdeaggie93 said:

he hasn't played the same soft schedule he did early in the season either… but yes, do hope he figures things out for himself.


I keep hearing this, and I don't agree. Marcus was a big part of games against Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Butler, and the first Arkansas game…all quality opponents.

Something happened to his mental part of his game in mid-January and he completely lost confidence. Why? I have no idea, but the "he played well only because we played nobodies until mid January" doesn't hold water, IMO.
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