Arizona's Brian Williams has confirmed he is making himself eligible, as a hardship case, for this year's NBA draft.

"I'm doing it because, personally, it's time to move on," he told the Associated Press in a telephone interview Saturday."It's not from pressure, not for money, its just time to move on," he said.

Arizona assistant sport information director Tom Duddleston said he understood that the 6-foot-11 Williams had already signed the papers necessary to make himself eligible for the draft, officially bypassing his final year of eligibility at Arizona.