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Prospect Profile:
Eric Williams

Full Name: Eric Bernard Williams
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m) / 265 (120 kg)
Birthdate: March 26, 1984 (Germany)
High School: Wake Forest-Rolesville HS (Wake Forest, N.C.)
College: Wake Forest
 
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An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Second Team All-ACC as a junior.

Junior (2004-05): Led the ACC in field goal percentage (.630). Ranked seventh in the conference in scoring (16.1 ppg) and sixth in rebounding (7.7 rpg). Averaged 9.1 rebounds in conference games, third-most in the league. Led Wake Forest with nine double-doubles. Ranked 11th in the conference in blocks (1.1 bpg). Scored in double-figures the last 17 games of the season. Scored a season-high 29 points against Cincinnati. Grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds against Florida State. Tallied 27 points and 12 rebounds against Georgia Tech. Had 23 points and 12 rebounds in a second round loss to West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2003-04): Ranked third on the team in scoring (12.4 ppg) and second in rebounding (5.6 rpg). Led the team in field goal percentage (.546). Shot a team-best 57.5 percent against nationally-ranked teams. Ranked second on the team with 21 blocked shots. Ranked 18th in the ACC in scoring and 11th in rebounding. Scored in double figures 22 times, ranking second on the team behind Justin Gray. Had three double-doubles on the year, also ranking second on the team. Had 38 of Wake Forest's 87 dunks.

Freshman (2002-03): Started all 31 games -- the third-most started by a Wake freshman and tied for the seventh-most played by a Deacon frosh. Led the Deacons in field goal percentage (.547) -- the eighth-highest percentage ever by a Wake freshman. Ranked fifth on the team in scoring (8.7 ppg). Ranked 15th in the ACC and fourth on the team in offensive rebounds per game (1.84). Poured in a career-high 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots against East Tennessee State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Strengths: Uses large frame and terrific strength to overpower people in the post.

Personal: Parents Eric (football) and Debra (basketball) both played sports in college at Livingstone. Debra once grabbed 31 rebounds in a game. Nicknames are “Big E” and “E-Dub.” Once broke a rim in a game as a junior in high school games. Is proficient at drawing cartoons.

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