1  Waki Williams
Waki Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Columbus East

Last College:
Mt. San Jacinto (Calif.) College

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 205

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/12/1982

Experience:
1L


Overview: One of the most talented players in Conference USA ... An athletic, skilled player ... A versatile performer who can play several different positions ... Coaches are expecting him to make an impact in 2005-05 after missing a large portion of 2004-05 recovering from a knee injury.

Career: Has played in 25 games, starting one ... Averaging 3.2 points and 2.3 rebounds ... Has eight assists, eight blocked shots and six steals ... Missed first 12 games of 2004-05 recovering from knee surgery ... Was out for another game due to illness.

2004-05 Season: Saw action in 25 games and started one ... Averaged 3.2 and 2.3 rebounds ... Had eight assists, eight blocked shots and six steals ... Shot 47.1 percent from the field ... Missed first 12 games of 2004-05 recovering from knee surgery ... Was out for another game due to illness ... Postseason (NIT/C-USA Tournament): Played in all eight postseason contests ... Earned his lone start vs. St. Joseph's in the NIT semifinals ... Averaged 4.3 points and 3.6 boards in the postseason ... Shot 43.3 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the foul line ... In NIT play (four games), averaged 3.0 points and 3.5 rebounds ... Best performance in NIT came in opening-round win over Northeastern with six points, six rebounds, four assists (career high), two blocks and one steal (no turnovers) ... Played a career-high 24 minutes vs. Northeastern ... In Conference USA Tournament action (four games), averaged 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds ... Shot 50 percent from the field and 100 percent from the charity stripe ... Had 10 points, including 8-of-8 free throws, and seven boards vs. Charlotte in the quarterfinals ... The eight free throws made were a career high ... Conference USA play: Played in 15 of the Tigers' 16 league games ... Averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds ... Shot 47.1 percent from the field ... Scored in 11 of his 15 conference game appearances ... Had four points and five rebounds vs. Saint Louis ... Best offensive performance of season came vs. Tulane ... Set career bests for points (13), rebounds (8), field goals made (4), field goals attempted (7) and blocked shots (3) vs. the Green Wave ... Missed the Marquette game due to illness ... Non-conference play: Saw action in two non-league contests ... Averaged 3.0 points and shot 75 percent from the floor ... Had one block vs. Texas ... Made Division I collegiate debut vs. East Tennessee State ... Scored six points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field vs. the Buccaneers ... Missed the first 12 games recovering from a knee injury.

Junior College: Played his junior college basketball at Mt. San Jacinto College in in San Jacinto, Calif. ... Named a SLAM magazine junior college All-America ... As a sophomore in 2003-04, averaged 15.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from the arc ... Played 22 of 29 games ... Missed seven contests as a result of an injury ... Ranked among the top 50 in scoring and rebounding in the California Community College statistical leaders ... His 50.6 field goal percentage ranked 18th and his 38.5 three-point percentage was sixth ... Helped lead the Eagles to a 21-8 overall record and an 11-3 Foothill Conference mark ... Mt. San Jacinto finished the campaign ranked No. 11 in the Southern California Regional Poll ... As a freshman in 2002-03, the Eagles posted a 24-12 overall record and a 9-5 league mark ... Mt. San Jacinto was ranked No. 9 in the Southern California Regional Poll and No. 18 in the California Community College State Poll ... The Eagles advanced to the Southern California Regional finals in 2002-03 ... Averaged 17.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks while shooting 55.6 percent from the field ... Played in 33 of 34 games ... Ranked among the top 30 in both scoring and rebounding in the state.

High School: Played his prep career at Columbus East High School in Columbus, Ohio ... In his final season at Columbus East in 2000-01, averaged 16.8 points and 8.7 rebounds ... For his high school career, posted averages of 17.1 points and 8.9 rebounds.


                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2004-05   25-1    289/11.6   32-68   .471    0-4    .000   16-27   .593  19-39    58  2.3  33-0    8  27   8   6   80/3.2
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