Tigers to host Magicians in a 1 p.m. (CT) Saturday at FedExForum.
The University of Memphis men's basketball contest against Gonzaga at FedExForum on Feb. 6, 2010.
Selected with the overall 22nd pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2010 NBA Draft ... Signed a contract with the Trail Blazers on July 7, 2010.
Played only two years of collegiate basketball (freshman in 2008-09 at Duke University; sophomore in 2009-10 at University of Memphis) ... Saw action in 68 games and made 46 starts ... Played 1,696 minutes (24.9 mpg) in his two collegiate seasons ... Scored 754 points and had 212 rebounds, 151 assists and 66 steals ... Posted career averages of 11.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.2 apg and 0.9 spg ... Shot 46 percent from the floor, 34.5 percent from the three-point arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line.
2009-10 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year (first player in Tiger history to earn this league award) ... 2009-10 All-Conference USA first team ... The Sporting News and collegeinsider.com 2009-10 All-Conference USA first team ... United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District 4 Team ... National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 11 first team ... Conference USA Rookie of the Week (four times) ... Conference USA Player of the Week (one time) ... 2009-10 Conference USA Academic Honor Roll.
Single Season: 194 free throws made are third-most and 256 free throw attempts are second-most for a season in school history ... Single Game: Eight three-pointers made vs. Southern Miss (Jan. 9, 2010) were second-most for a game in school history ... The eight treys made set the school single-game record versus a conference opponent.
Memphis (2009-10): Helped lead the Tigers to a 24-10 overall record and a 13-3 Conference USA mark ... The 20-win season was the program's 10th-straight ... Memphis finished second in the Conference USA regular season ... Tigers earned a bid to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and advanced to the second round ... Duke (2008-09): Member of the Blue Devil squad that posted a 30-7 overall record and an 11-5 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) mark ... Duke finished second in the ACC regular season and won the ACC Tournament title ... The Blue Devils received the ACC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament ... Duke advanced to the NCAA Tournament regional semifinal (Sweet 16).
Transferred to Memphis from Duke in the summer of 2009 ... Received an NCAA waiver to play immediately, and therefore did not have to sit out a transfer year ... Started all 34 games as a Tiger ... Played a team-high 1,133 minutes (33.3 mpg) ... Team's leading scorer with a 17.9 average (610 total points) ... His 610 points are the second-most in a season by a sophomore in school history (only trails Elliot Perry's 620 points in 1988-89) ... With his 610 points, became only fourth player in school history to score 600 or more points in his rookie season as a Tiger (other three were Omar Sneed, Dajuan Wagner and Tyreke Evans) ... Netted double figures in 32 of 34 games ... Had 16 20-point performances, the most by a Tiger in a single season since 1992-93 ... Had a string of seven-straight 20-point games from Nov. 17 vs. Kansas through Dec. 12 vs. UALR ... Second on team with 128 assists and third on the squad with 45 steals ... Averaged 4.0 rebounds from his guard spot ... Shot 45.9 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line ... Finished season ranked among Conference USA statistical leaders (overall games) in scoring (2nd), field goal percentage (11th), assists (9th), free throw percentage (12th), three-point field goal percentage (10th), three-pointers made per game (10th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (9th) ...
Postseason (NIT/C-USA Tournament): Started all three postseason games ... Averaged 11.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in three postseason games ... Shot 30 percent from the field, 25 percent from the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line ... In two NIT games, averaged 12.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Shot 38.1 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from the three-point line and 55.6 percent from the charity stripe ... Scored 11 points and added four assists and three steals in an NIT second-round loss at Ole Miss ... Had 14 points, two rebounds and two assists vs. St. John's in the NIT first round ... In the C-USA Tournament, scored 10 points and dished out five assists against Houston ...
Conference USA play: Started all 16 league games ... Netted double figures in 14 of the 16 C-USA contests, including seven 20-point performances ... Averaged 18.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists vs. league foes ... Shot 47.5 percent from the field, 44.4 percent from the three-point arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line ... Finished league play ranked among Conference USA statistical leaders (C-USA games only) in scoring (2nd), field goal percentage (10th), assists (10th), three-point field goal percentage (3rd), three-pointers made per game (8th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (11th) ...In final regular season game, scored 10 points and had two boards and three assists in a home win over Tulsa ... Scored 17 points and grabbed a season-high tying nine rebounds in a road win at UAB that clinched the Tigers second place in C-USA regular season ... Was a perfect 7-of-7 at free throw line, including 4-of-4 in final 30 seconds, to seal the win over the Blazers ... Netted 26 points and pulled down five boards in a home win over Southern Miss ... Posted 27 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in a road win at Tulsa ... Hit a career-high 13 free throws vs. the Golden Hurricane ... Hit 10-of-10 FT in the final 1:49 vs. Tulsa ... Had 10 points, eight boards and seven assists (tied C-USA high) in a home win over UCF ... In a home victory over UAB, scored 25 points and added five boards and seven assists (C-USA high) ... Shot 7-of-11 FG and 11-of-12 FT vs. the Blazers ... Was 6-of-6 from foul line in final :49 vs. UAB ... Scored 19 points and dished out four assists in a road loss at SMU ... Netted 24 points in a road win at Marshall ... Hit a key layup with 1:11 to go to tie game at 72-all vs. Marshall ... Hit go-ahead free throw with :27 left vs. the Thundering Herd ... Had 23 points, five rebounds and four assists in a home setback to UTEP ... Shot 4-of-8 from the arc vs. the Miners ... Scored 32 points on 9-of-15 FG, 3-of-5 treys, 11-of-16 FT in a road win at Rice ... Also had four assists and three steals vs. the Owls ... Began C-USA play with a career-high 33 points in a road victory at Southern Miss ... Netted 33 points on 11-of-19 FG, 8-of-12 treys and 3-of-5 FT ... Scored 25 of his 33 points in the first half vs. Southern Miss ... Grabbed five boards vs. the Golden Eagles ... Hit seven of his eight treys in the first half vs. Southern Miss ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Started all 15 non-conference regular season games ... Scored in double figures in all 15 games ... Averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists ... Shot 46.9 percent from the floor, 31.6 percent from the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line ... Had 11 points, five boards and six assists in a home setback vs. Gonzaga ... Posted 10 points, six boards and three assists at Syracuse ... Dished out a career-high tying eight assists vs. Houston Baptist ... Also had 15 points and four rebounds vs. Houston Baptist ... Scored 13 points vs. Tennessee ... Recorded 27 points, six rebounds and five assists vs. IUPUI ... Shot 8-of-11 FG, 5-of-6 treys and 6-of-7 FT vs. IUPUI ... Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds and tied a career high with eight assists in a home win over Southeast Missouri State ... Also scored 20 points vs. Southeast Missouri State ... Netted 15 points and had four assists in a road game at UMass ... Scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds in a road victory at UALR ... Netted 11 of his 21 points vs. UALR in first 10 minutes of second half that helped turn a 34-29 halftime deficit into a 61-49 lead with 10:20 left in the game ... Had 22 points, six boards, four assists and a career-best five steals in a home win over Montana State ... Scored 20 points in three-straight home wins over Arkansas State, Oakland and Central Arkansas ... Dished out a career-high eight assists vs. Central Arkansas ... Netted 23 points and added four rebounds, four assists and two steals vs. Tennessee Tech ... Had 21 points and six rebounds vs. Kansas in the Hall of Fame Showcase in St. Louis, Mo. ... Scored 10 of his 21 points vs. the Jayhawks in the final 8:15 of the game ... Hit three-pointer with :18 left to cut the Kansas lead to 56-55 ... His three-pointer as time expired bounced off the rim, and Kansas held on for the 57-55 win ... Score 19 points in his Tiger debut vs. Jackson State ... Also had three rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Jackson State.
Saw action in 34 of Duke's 37 games ... Started 12 contests, with 11 coming in the Blue Devils' final 12 games of the season (including ACC and NCAA Tournaments) ... Averaged 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds ... Had 23 assists and 21 steals ... Shot 44.1 percent from the field, 25 percent from the three-point arc and 50 percent from the foul line ...
Postseason (NCAA/ACC Tournaments): Started all six postseason contests for the Blue Devils ... Averaged 3.7 points and 3.7 boards ... Recorded six assists and four steals ... Shot 36 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the free throw line ... In three NCAA Tournament starts, averaged 6.0 points and 3.0 rebounds ... Had five assists and two steals ... Shot 46.7 percent from the field and 50 percent from the charity stripe ... Scored five points and added one rebound, one assist and one steal vs. Villanova in the NCAA Tournament East Region semifinal ... Was 3-of-3 from the free throw line vs. the Wildcats ... Had two points, four rebounds and one steal vs. Texas in the NCAA Tournament second round ... Netted 11 points on 5-of-9 (1-of-3 treys) shooting from the floor vs. Binghamton in the NCAA Tournament first round ... Grabbed four rebounds and dished out a season-high four assists vs. Binghamton ... Started all three ACC Tournament games ... Averaged 1.3 points and 4.3 rebounds ... Had one assist and two steals ... Grabbed one rebound in the Blue Devils' ACC Tournament championship game victory over Florida State ... Had two points and four rebounds vs. Maryland in the ACC Tournament semifinal ... Played 36 minutes vs. Boston College in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal ... Scored two points and grabbed eight rebounds in the win over the Eagles ... Added one assist and two steals vs. Boston College ...
Atlantic Coast Conference play: Played in 13 of Duke's 16 league games ... Made four starts ... Averaged 5.5 points and 1.6 rebounds ... Had eight assists and 10 steals ... Shot 46.6 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from the arc and 46.2 percent from the free throw line ... Played a career-best 38 minutes in the regular season finale at North Carolina ... Scored eight points and pulled down four boards vs. the Tar Heels ... Netted 14 points in the regular season home finale vs. Florida State ... Added four rebounds, three assists and one steal vs. the Seminoles ... Played 30 minutes off the bench vs. Florida State ... Scored seven points while playing 33 minutes at Virginia Tech ... Netted a season-high 15 points in 31 minutes of action at Maryland ... Scored his 15 points on 6-of-8 field goals, 1-of-2 treys and 2-of-4 free throws ... Added six rebounds, one assist and one steal vs. the Terrapins ... Scored 11 points vs. Wake Forest ... Had a season-high four steals in 32 minutes vs. the Demon Deacons ... Had six points, one board, one assist and two steals vs. Virginia ... Scored nine points in the first regular season meeting with Maryland ... Played 14 minutes vs. the Terrapins ... Played a combined 12 minutes in his first three league games vs. Virginia Tech, Florida State and Georgia Tech ...
Non-conference play (regular season games only): Saw action in 11 of 15 non-league games ... Made two starts vs. St. John's and UNC Asheville ... Averaged 3.5 points and 3.5 rebounds ... Had seven assists and six steals ... Shot 40 percent from the field and 64.3 percent from the free throw line ... Scored 11 points and grabbed two rebounds in 31 minutes of action at St. John's ... Had two points in limited minutes vs. Georgetown ... Played five minutes vs. Davidson ... Posted eight points, two rebounds and three steals vs. Loyola ... Played 11 minutes off the bench vs. Xavier ... Scored six points and added eight rebounds and three assists in his first career start vs. UNC Asheville ... Played 20 minutes vs. UNC Asheville ... Had three points, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes vs. Duquesne ... Posted four points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes vs. Montana ... Had four points and three rebounds vs. Michigan in the championship game of the 2k Sports Classic ... Scored six points vs. Southern Illinois in the 2k Sports Classic semifinal ... Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Georgia Southern in the second round of the 2k Sports Classic ... In collegiate debut, played 17 minutes vs. Presbyterian and had two points, one board and one steal.
Three-year letterwinner under head coach Jeff Ruffin at St. George's Independent School in Collierville, Tenn. ... Averaged 24.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game, while leading St. George's to a 24-3 record as a senior ... Named to the 2008 McDonald's All-America team ... One of four players who scored in double figures for the East squad ... Finished with 10 points, two rebounds and an assist in the East's 107-102 win ... A Parade magazine All-America second team selection ... Named the 2008 Division II-A Mr. Basketball ... Was a Tennessee All-State selection following his junior and senior seasons ... Three-time All-District performer ... Averaged 25.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game as a junior ... Helped lead St. George's to a 24-6 record and the state championship game ... Scored 26.2 points per game as a sophomore at St. George's ... Also averaged 7.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game ... Rated 16th overall and third at the shooting guard position by Rivals.com ... Ranked 16th overall and fourth among shooting guards by Scout.com ... Listed 18th (sixth at the shooting guard position) by ESPN 100 ... All-academic selection in 2006 and 2007.
Full name is Elliot Jerell Williams ... Born on June 20, 1989 ... Son of Mexwayne and Delois Williams ... Has two older brothers, Max and Antwaun, and an older sister, Erica Tamayo ... An Interdisciplinary Studies major.