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Prospect Profile:
Jawad Williams

Full Name: Jawad Hason Williams
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 218
Birthdate: February 19, 1983 (Cleveland, Ohio)
High School: St. Edwards HS (Lakewood, Ohio)
College: North Carolina
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North Carolina
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 28 9 104 202 .515 44 79 .557 21 55 .382 118 34 17 16 273 9.80
2002-03 34 33 182 406 .448 97 129 .752 45 136 .331 191 67 35 37 506 14.9
2003-04 29 26 127 277 .458 92 127 .724 18 59 .305 158 40 13 13 364 12.6
2004-05 37 36 178 329 .541 87 107 .813 40 105 .381 148 51 25 20 483 13.1
Totals 128 104 591 1214 .487 320 442 .724 124 355 .349 614 192 93 86 1626 12.7

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.