St. Albans, W.Va.
St. Albans HS
|Height / Weight:|
6-4 / 210
Appeared in 25 games with two starts, averaging 8.5 minutes per game...evolved into team's defensive stopper off bench, often guarding opposing team's top scorer...scored on fast-break dunk in MU debut vs Pikeville (Nov. 13)...pulled down an offensive rebound in OT win vs East Tenn. State (Nov. 20)...dished out an assist at Wright State (Nov. 28)...did not dress vs Rio Grande (Dec. 14) due to injury that required oral surgery...posted assist, steal in four minutes vs West Coast Conference champ San Diego (Dec. 31)...went 3-for-5 from FT line vs Winthrop in 10 minutes of action...started second half of C-USA opener at Rice (Jan. 9), played eight minutes total...recorded career-high two steals in five minutes off bench vs No. 2 Memphis (Jan. 12)...made first career start vs UAB (Jan. 19) with shuffled lineup due to Markel Humphrey's injury...played career-high 17 minutes vs Blazers with rebound, assist...started home state's annual rivalry game vs West Virginia (Jan. 23), playing eight minutes (0-1 FG)...posted career-highs in points (5), FG-FGA (2-for-4), 3FGA (2), rebounds (4) and tied career marks in assists (1) and minutes (17) at Houston (Jan. 26)...played career-high 25 minutes vs East Carolina (Feb. 9), dished out career-best four assists and tied career-high with four rebounds...went 1-for-4 from FT line vs Pirates...pulled down two rebounds vs Tulane (Feb. 16)...went 0-for-1 shooting in 10 minutes vs UTEP (Feb. 20), added assist...assist in four minutes vs UCF (Feb. 23)...steal in back-to-back road games at Tulsa (March 1) and Tulane (March 5)...scored MU's only bench points at Tulane on first career 3-pointer, added a rebound in 13 minutes...played five minutes of MU's C-USA First Round loss vs Tulane (March 12).
Sat out season in compliance with NCAA transfer rules
Played at the University of Kentucky his freshman season...appeared in eight games for the Wildcats, averaged 0.5 points and 0.4 rebounds per contest.
Named the Gatorade West Virginia High School Player of the Year in 2003-04 at St. Albans HS when he averaged 22.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game...was a two-time first team all-state selection...won the Bill Evans Award Winner (AP top player) in 2004...played in the North/South All-Star game, Derek Anderson Derby Festival, and the Ohio vs. West Virginia All-Star game.
Son of Tex and Sandy Williams...father is a member of the Marshall Hall of Fame after a stellar career for the Thundering Herd in both basketball and baseball...has two siblings, Zivia Kocher (48) and Kim Williams (51).