Full Name:
Jason Williams
Position:
Guard
College:
Duke
Height:
6-2
Weight:
195
High School:
St. Joseph’s HS (Metuchen, N.J.)
Birthdate:
September 10, 1981
Birthplace:
Plainfield, N.J.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the first round (second overall) by the Chicago Bulls.
Post-draft chat transcript
Jay Williams visits the Bulls (June 14)
Williams on the Bulls: "I'd love to be here" (June 8)

HIGHLIGHTS
An early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft.
The consensus National Collegiate Player of the Year, he won the Naismith and Wooden Awards and was named The Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year.
Also named player of the year by ESPN the Magazine, and honored with the CBS/Chevrolet Player of the Year Award.
Named First Team All-America by AP as both a sophomore and a junior, earning unanimous recognition as a junior.
Named as an alternate on the 2002 USA Basketball Men’s World Championship Team.
Finished three-year career tied for sixth place on Duke’s all-time scoring list with 2,079 points.
Concluded career among top 10 in several categories: assists (644, third), steals (235, fifth), three-point field goals made (313, second), three-point field goals attempted (797, second) and three-point field goal percentage (.393, seventh).
Led Duke to 95-13 record in his 108 games played at Duke.
Helped Duke to 2001 NCAA National Championship.


AT DUKE
As a junior, named First Team All-ACC and First Team All-ACC Tournament.
Was 19th in nation and led the ACC in scoring (21.3 ppg), led Duke in three-pointers made and attempted, and was second in assists (5.3 apg) and third in steals (2.2 spg).
Led Duke in scoring in 18 games.
Scored career-high 38 points in overtime victory vs. Kentucky, scoring 23 of Duke’s final 31 points in regulation.
Scored 37 points in win over North Carolina in final game at Cameron, hitting seven of 11 three-pointers.
Scored 34 points, adding eight assists and seven rebounds in win over NCAA champion Maryland.

As a sophomore, was named First Team All-ACC and First Team All-ACC Tournament.
Set Duke single-season record with 841 points, breaking Dick Groat’s 50-year-old record of 831 points set in 1951.
Became first Duke player to lead ACC in scoring since Danny Ferry (San Antonio Spurs) in 1989.
Was the only player in the nation in the top 20 in scoring (21.6 ppg) and assists (6.1 apg).
Scored at least 20 points 24 times and tallied at least 30 points six times.
In six NCAA Tournament games, averaged 25.7 points.

As a freshman, named National Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News.
Selected as ACC Tournament MVP after leading Duke in scoring (17.7 ppg) in three games.
Led team with 6.5 assists per game.
Tied Bobby Hurley’s freshman record with 13 assists vs. St. John’s and Virginia.
Led Duke with 23 points and added six assists in ACC Tournament championship game win over Maryland.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1999-00 34 34 179 427 .419 61 89 .685 143 220 81 6 492 14.5
2000-01 39 39 285 603 .473 139 211 .659 128 237 78 5 841 21.6
2001-02 35 35 249 545 .457 140 207 .676 124 187 76 3 746 21.3
TOTALS 108 108 713 1575 .453 340 507 .671 395 644 235 14 2079 19.3
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 73-for-206 (.354); 2000-01, 132-for-309 (.427); 2001-02, 108-for-282 (.383). Totals: 313-for-797 (.393).