Kent Williams
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    Kent Williams

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mt. Vernon, Ill.

    High School:
    Mt. Vernon

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 185

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    04/23/1981


    Williams enters the season 5th in career scoring at SIU with 1,537 points


    Worth Knowing
    Fifth on the school?s career scoring list with 1,537 points... The team?s leading scorer each season since coming to SIU...Has started every game in his career...Has scored at least 20 points 28 times...Has scored double figures in 82 of his 99 career games...Was recruited by Utah and several Big Ten schools, but chose SIU because he grew up a Saluki fan in nearby Mt. Vernon...Played on an Athletes in Action team that toured Poland last summer...Majoring in marketing...Born April 23, 1981...Son of Bradley and Barbara Williams.

    2001-02
    Second in the voting for MVC Player of the Year...First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference...Led the team in scoring (15.8 ppg) and 3-pointers (68)...Led the MVC in assist to turnover ratio (2.1-1)...Scored 20+ points nine times...Earned MVC Player-of-the Week on Dec. 3...Named to the all-tournament team at the Las Vegas Invitational...Named MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team (3.2 GPA).

    Williams led the MVC in assist-to-turnover ratio in 2001-02


    2000-01
    Second Team All-Missouri Valley Conference...Led the team in scoring (17.6 ppg) and assists (2.8 apg)...Scored in double figures in 26 of 30 games...Finished the regular season by hitting 31-of-35 FT attempts.

    1999-2000
    MVC ?Freshman of the Year? and ?Newcomer of the Year?...His 440 points were the second-most in school history by an SIU freshman...Set the school record for starts by a freshman (33)...Scored double figures in 25 of 33 games...Named to the all-tournament team in Puerto Rico, where he scored 15 points vs. Tennessee and 22 vs. Charlotte.

    High School
    Runnerup in the voting for Mr. Basketball in Illinois as a senior...South Seven Conference MVP three straight years...All-state as a junior and senior...Scored 48 points in a game at Kiel Center in St. Louis...Played for head coach Doug Creel.

    Kent Williams' Career Statistics

    YearG-SMin.FG-AFG%3FG-A3FG%FT-AFT%Reb.Avg.ATBSPts.Avg.
    1999-0033-331074146-352.41550-145.34598-140.700852.6636042544013.3
    2000-0130-301031160-378.42359-153.386150-180.833742.5855642152915.8
    2001-0236-361129184-426.43268-182.374132-178.742922.61095563156815.8
    Totals99-993234490-1156.424177-480.369380-498.7632512.52571711477153715.5

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