Full Name:
Frank Lowell Williams
Position:
Guard
College:
Illinois
Height:
6-3
Weight:
205
High School:
Peoria Manual HS (Peoria, Ill.)
Birthdate:
February 25, 1980
Birthplace:
Peoria, Ill.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the first round (25th overall) by the Denver Nuggets ... Draft rights traded with Antonio McDyess to the New York Knicks for Marcus Camby, Mark Jackson and the draft rights to Nene Hilario (No. 7).

TEAM WORKOUTS/FEATURES
May 23: Q&A with Phoenix Suns
May 23: Q&A with Chicago Bulls


HIGHLIGHTS
An early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft.
Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press as a junior and Third Team All-America by AP as a sophomore.
Named to All-Big Ten First Team by both coaches and media as a junior and sophomore.
Named Big Ten Player of the Year as a sophomore.


AT ILLINOIS
As a junior, ranked second in Big Ten in steals (2.0 spg) and fifth in both scoring and assists (4.4 apg).
Named Big Ten co-Player of the Week twice.
Topped team in scoring 17 times and scored at least 20 points in 12 games.
Sank game-winning basket with three seconds left in Big Ten regular season title-clinching win vs. Minnesota.
Tied career-high with 30 points against Arizona, scored 29 vs. Illinois State and 25 apiece vs. Arkansas and Loyola-Chicago.
Dished out season-high 11 assists to tie Big Ten Tournament record in win over Minnesota.
Scored 25 points and added eight assists in NCAA Tournament opening-round win vs. San Diego State.
Scored 20 points in second half in NCAA second-round victory over Creighton.
Closed out career with 15 points in Sweet 16 loss to Kansas.
In NCAA Tournament, averaged 20 points, 5.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds, shooting 51 percent from the field (22-of-43) and 60 percent from three-point range (12-of-20).

As a sophomore, named to Wooden All-America Team.
Picked as ESPN.com and Sporting News Big Ten Player of the Year.
Took home Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball Trophy as Big 10 MVP.
Finished seventh in AP National Player of the Year voting.
Team MVP paced squad in scoring, assists and steals.
Selected to Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 23.3 points in three games, including 27 points in title game vs. Arizona.
Earned Big 10 Player of the Week honors twice.
Scored career-high-tying 30 points in NCAA Tournament win over Kansas.
Upped scoring output to 19.4 ppg against Top 25 teams.

As a freshman, averaged 30.4 minutes, leading team in assists (4.1 apg), steals (2.3 spg) and free throw percentage and ranking second in scoring and three-pointers made.
Reached double figures in scoring 22 times, pacing Illini in scoring on six occasions.
Led team in rebounding four times.
Ranked second in Big Ten in steals, sixth in assists and seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.46:1).
Hit game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to beat Ohio State in Big Ten season opener.
Handed out career-high 13 assists vs. Loyola-Chicago.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1999-00 32 29 125 327 .382 74 92 .804 110 131 74 9 366 11.4
2000-01 34 34 168 410 .410 133 165 .806 126 148 67 9 508 14.9
2001-02 35 34 174 443 .393 164 203 .808 163 153 71 10 566 16.2
TOTALS 101 97 467 1180 .396 371 460 .807 399 432 212 28 1440 14.3
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 42-for-133 (.316); 2000-01, 39-for-122 (.320); 2001-02, 54-for-159 (.340). Totals: 135-for-414 (.326).