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Prospect Profile:
Jawad Williams

Full Name: Jawad Hason Williams
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m) / 218 (98.9 kg)
Birthdate: February 19, 1983 (Cleveland, Ohio)
High School: St. Edwards HS (Lakewood, Ohio)
College: North Carolina
 
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Career Highlights: Ranks eighth all-time at Carolina with 1,628 career points. Also finished with 614 rebounds and 192 assists. Scored in double figures in 85 games over his career.

Senior (2004-05): All-ACC Third Team selection. Averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in the NCAA Final Four, including three three-pointers vs. Illinois in the final, to help UNC claim the 2005 NCAA title. Ranked 20th in the ACC in scoring (13.1 ppg). Shot a career-best .541 from the field and .813 from the free throw line while shooting .381 from behind the arc. Scored in double figures in 26 of 37 games.

Junior (2003-04): Finished 13th in the ACC in rebounds (158) and free throw percentage (.724), and 16th in scoring (12.6 ppg). Scored in double figures 18 times. Was Carolina’s defensive player of the game six times, including games against Georgia Tech and UConn. Scored 20-plus points in three of first five games of the season. Sustained three blows to the head – resulting in a concussion and broken nose – in a span of four games in December/January that affected the second half of his season. Made several clutch plays for the Tar Heels, including a game-tying three-pointer with 17 seconds left against Duke to send the game into overtime.

Sophomore (2002-03): All-ACC Honorable Mention and ACC All-Tournament Second Team. Scored in double figures in 28 of 29 games, and finished second on the team in scoring (14.9 ppg) and rebounding (5.6 rpg). Improved his free throw shooting by nearly 20 points to finish at .752 on the season. Converted big plays for Carolina, including a game-winning three-pointer with 56.9 seconds left to defeat No. 6 UConn, and a key rebound and free throw with 29.8 seconds left in a 61-60 victory over FSU. Scored 25 points in ACC Tournament victory over No. 14 Maryland, and added 13 points and eight rebounds in the semifinals vs. Duke.

Freshman (2001-02): ACC All-Freshman Team. Played in all 28 games and finished third on the team in scoring (9.8 ppg) and rebounding (4.2 rpg). Scored in double figures in 14 contests. Shot .515 from the floor, the highest percentage for any Tar Heel with at least 100 attempts.

Strengths: Fluid athlete with decent package of all-around skills. Can face the basket or shoot turnarounds from the post. Gives good effort defensively.

Personal: Mother, Gail, played basketball at Cleveland State. Sister, Nasheema Hillmon, played at Vanderbilt and in the ABL.

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