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R.J. Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
St. Frances

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 155

Position:
Guard


2013-2014 (Junior): Led the team in assists 108 and was seventh in the Patriot League in assists per game (4.0)... Played in 27 games, starting 25... Averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in 30.5 minutes of action per contest... Tallied 10 assists with just one turnover in the season-finale against Lafayette in the Patriot League First Round (3/3)... Finished with a career-high 16 points at Colgate (2/22)... Led Loyola in rebounding for the first time in his career with four against American (2/5)... Dished out nine assists with just two turnovers, had 10 points and matched his career-high with seven rebounds against Army (1/2)... Scored a then-career-high 15 points, making all six of his free throws, against Colgate (1/25)... Also had four assists and four steals versus the Raiders... Logged his first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 10 assists against Lafayette (1/13)... Also had six rebounds against the Leopards... Scored eight points, had five assists and four rebounds versus Lehigh (1/11)... Had career-highs of 14 points and six steals at Army (1/5)... Made 5-of-9 shots against the Black Knights... Scored nine points and had four assists without a turnover against Saint Joseph's (12/21)... Finished with 11, matching his career-high, points against Stony Brook (12/19)... Tallied 10 points and had six assists and four steals at No. 13 Connecticut (11/26)... Scored 10 points and had a season-high tying six assists at UMBC (11/20)... Made 6-of-6 from the free-throw line and scored eight points to go with four assists and three steals against Fairfield (11/16)... Had a game-high six assists at Cornell (11/10).

2012-2013 (Sophomore): Played in 17 games, starting 12, as a sophomore for the Greyhounds... Averaged 4.9 points and 4.0 assists in 31.7 minutes per game... Finished the year with a 1.8:1 assist:turnover ratio... In the 17 games Williams played (versus the 18 to start the year that he did not), the Greyhounds averaged more points per game (+4.1, 69.0-64.9), shot better from the field (+3.3-percent, .448-.415) and 3-point range (+6.9-percent, .335-.266), averaged more assists (+2.8, 13.5-10.7) and steals (+0.7, 7.5, 6.8) per game, while committing fewer turnovers (-1.5, 11.2-12.7)... Made his season-debut with a six-point, four-assist outing against Marist (1/17)... Followed that with seven and eight, respectively, at Fairfield (1/21) and Manhattan (1/25)... Committed just four turnovers in his first six games played... Tied his career-high with seven assists aginst Iona (1/27) and later matched the total at Iona (3/1) and against Boston University (3/19) in the CIT First Round... Scored a career-high 11 points at Niagara (2/2) in a game that he also had five assists... Had four steals, a career-best, at Marist (2/10) and at Iona (3/1)... In addition to his seven assists, he scored six against Boston University, and he tallied seven rebounds against Kent State (3/24) in the CIT Second Round... Tallied seven points and six assists at East Carolina (3/26) in the CIT Quarterfinals.

2011-2012 (Freshman):After coming off the bench for the first three games, stepped in to the starting lineup for the fourth game of the year at New Hampshire (11/20)... Averaged 4.0 points per game and led the team with 85 assists... Only coimmitted 49 turnovers... Also had 38 steals... Followed with back-to-back eight point efforts against Florida Gulf Coast (11/27) and Marist (12/1)... Had six assists versus the Red Foxes... Scored six and collected five steals at Siena (12/3) and four days later had seven points and three rebounds in a win at George Washington (12/7)... Scored 11, making 3-of-5 shots and 4-of-5 form the line against Manhattan (1/5)... Scored eight and had a season-high seven assists with just one turnover in 33 mintues of action at Niagara (1/27)... Finished with nine points, going 5-of-7 at the free-throw line, while dishing out five assists in a win over Iona (2/10)... Hit 4-of-8 shots and scored 11 at Rider (2/24)... Posted five assists and six points in the MAAC Semifinals against Siena (3/4)... Recorded four assists without a turnover versus Ohio State in the NCAA Second Round (3/15).

Before Loyola: Played high school basketball at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore and joined fellow Baltimore Catholic League product Dylon Cormier at Loyola... Led the Panthers to the Championship Games of the MIAA and Baltimore Catholic League playoffs... A four-year starter for St. Frances, he earned Baltimore Catholic League Co-Player of the Year honors as a senior... Also named to The Baltimore Sun All-Metro First Team... Closed his career with 1,021 points and 814 assists.

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