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Marcus Williams
Full Name: Marcus Darell Williams
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 205
Birthdate: December 3, 1985 (Los Angeles)
High School: Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
College: Connecticut
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Connecticut
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 16 0 17 46 .370 9 13 .692 3 17 .176 21 69 16 1 46 2.90
2004-05 31 31 103 255 .404 64 89 .719 27 67 .403 117 243 35 8 297 9.60
2005-06 23 20 83 204 .407 94 109 .862 24 60 .400 89 198 21 5 284 12.3
Totals 70 51 203 505 .402 167 211 .791 54 144 .375 227 510 72 14 627 9.00

An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Appeared in 70 games, starting 51, over three seasons at Connecticut. Averaged 9.0 points and 7.3 assists, the highest all-time assist average in school history.

Junior (2005-06): All-Big East Second Team selection. Appeared in 23 games, averaging 12.3 points and 8.6 assists. Led the Big East in assists in league games with 8.6 per game. Reached double figures in assists eight times on the season and recorded eight or more in 16 games. Registered seven double-doubles and one triple-double. Named to the NCAA Washington, D.C. Regional All-Tournament Team. Averaged 20.0 points and 8.8 assists in the NCAA Tourney, shooting .522 from the field, .556 from three-point range and .957 from the free throw line. Scored a career-best 26 points, including a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line, in Sweet 16 win over Washington. Had 17 points and 11 assists in Big East quarterfinal vs. Syracuse. Recorded the first triple-double ever for UConn in a Big East game with 18 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds in win over Notre Dame. Was suspended from team activities for the first semester and returned to practice on 12/18.

Sophomore (2004-05): Named the Big East Most Improved Player and was an All-Big East Third Team selection. Started all 31 games at the point guard position. Led the Big East and finished third in the nation with 7.8 apg. Averaged a league-leading 8.4 assists in Big East play. Had 10 or more assists eight times on the season. Scored a season-high 22 points in NCAA Second Round loss to NC State. Recorded 14 points and 10 assists in Big East Quarterfinal win over Georgetown. Had a near triple-double with 17 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds in win over Notre Dame. Matched a career-high and his UConn single-game record with 16 assists at Notre Dame earlier in the season, adding 10 points, five rebounds and three steals. Registered the school single-game record with 16 assists in win over Central Connecticut.

Freshman (2003-04): Came off the bench to average 2.9 points and 4.3 assists. Recorded 13 assists in win over Sacred Heart. Did not play in final 14 games of regular season and all of postseason for academic reasons.

Strengths: Outstanding court vision. Sees the play before it develops. Terrific in the open court. Knows how to control tempo. Performs well in the clutch, especially at the free throw line.

Personal: Competed as a member of the 2005 USA Menís U21 World Championship Team in summer 2005. Led the squad in minutes (20.4 mpg), averaging 4.1 points and 4.1 assists in eight games.