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Shelden Williams
Full Name: Shelden DeMar Williams
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 250
Birthdate: October 21, 1983 (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
High School: Midwest City HS (Forest Park, Okla.)
College: Duke
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Duke
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 33 23 95 184 .516 80 128 .625 0 1 .000 195 15 23 52 270 8.20
2003-04 37 36 164 280 .586 138 200 .690 2 5 .400 314 34 36 111 468 12.6
2004-05 33 33 191 328 .582 131 198 .662 0 0 .000 369 31 42 122 513 15.5
2005-06 35 35 229 392 .584 194 262 .740 2 5 .400 371 39 60 133 654 18.7
Totals 138 127 679 1184 .573 543 788 .689 4 11 .364 1249 119 161 418 1905 13.8

Career Highlights: Third player in NCAA history to record 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds, 350 blocks and 150 steals (along with David Robinson and Pervis Ellison). Finished as Duke’s career leader in blocked shots (422, 5th in ACC history), blocks per game (3.03, 6th), and rebounds (1,262; 6th). Fifth all-time at Duke in career field-goal percentage (.572), and 12th in school history with 1,928 career points.

Senior (2005-06): Named First Team All American by The Associated Press. ACC Defensive Player of the Year. All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament First Team. Recorded 23 points and 13 rebounds vs. LSU in NCAA Sweet 16. Grabbed 14 boards vs. George Washington in second round of NCAA Tourney to become Duke’s all-time rebounding leader. Recorded the third triple-double in school history with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks vs. Maryland. Grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds in ACC opener vs. Virginia Tech.

Junior (2004-05): NABC and ACC Defensive Player of the Year. All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament First Team. Led ACC in rebounding (11.2 rpg) and blocked shots (3.7 bpg), and ranked second in field goal percentage (.582), 11th in scoring (15.5 ppg) and seventh in minutes (33.7 mpg). Became first player under Mike Krzyzewski to average a double-double in a season.

Sophomore (2003-04): All-ACC Second Team, ACC All-Defensive Team, ACC All-Tournament Team and NCAA All-Atlanta regional selection. First Team NABC All-District 5 and USBWA All-District 3. AP All-America Honorable Mention. Averaged 11.8 points and a team-best 8.6 rebounds in NCAA Tourney to help lead Blue Devils to NCAA title. Led ACC and tied for ninth in the nation in blocked shots (3.00 bpg), and finished third in ACC in rebounds (8.5 rpg)

Freshman (2002-03): ACC All-Freshman Honorable Mention. Started 23 of 33 games. Finished fourth in ACC in blocked shots (1.58) and 10th in rebounding (5.9 rpg). Led Duke and was fifth in ACC with six double-doubles. Pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds vs. Florida State (3/6).

Strengths: Prolific rebounder and shot blocker at the collegiate level. Nicknamed the “landlord” for his dominating presence in the paint. Competes on every possession. More athletic than he appears.

Personal: Helped lead 2005 USA World University Games Team to gold in Turkey, averaging a team-best 14.9 points and 9.3 rebounds.