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Full Name: Maurice Williams
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-1 (1.85 m)/ 185 (83.9 kg)
Birthdate: December 19, 1982 (Jackson, Miss.)
High School: William B. Murrah HS (Jackson, Miss.)
College: Alabama

Selected in the second round (47th overall) by the Utah Jazz

Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 33-for-126 (.262); 2002-03, 57-for-180 (.317). Totals: 90-for-306 (.294).

Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Earned Third Team All-Southeastern Conference honors from AP both years at Alabama. Named The Sporting News National Freshman of the Year in 2001-02. Has started all 64 games he has played in during his two-year career.

Sophomore (2002-03): Led SEC in free throw percentage and ranked sixth in the conference in both scoring (16.4 ppg) and assists (3.9 apg), also leading the team in both categories. Topped the 20-point mark on nine occasions, with a season-high of 27 points against LSU. Scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Oklahoma in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Recorded 23 points at Vanderbilt, shooting 6-for-10 from three-point range. Tallied 21 points and seven assists against Morehead State. Scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out six assists against Providence. Tallied 22 points and six assists in regular season home finale against South Carolina. Posted 24 points against Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament. Led team with 26 points against Indiana in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Freshman (2001-02): Averaged 10.4 points, 4.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds. Set career highs of 33 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 9-for-13 from the field and 12-for-13 from the free throw line, while dishing out six assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Florida Atlantic. Recorded 11 points and 10 assists against Tennessee and 13 points and 10 assists against Tennessee-Chattanooga. Registered 15 points, six rebounds, and eight assists in collegiate debut against Mississippi Valley State. Was a unanimous selection for SEC Freshman of the Year and the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league’s coaches.

Strengths: He is an extremely quick point guard with plenty of stamina to play big minutes. He is also a superior free throw shooter.

Personal: Majoring in criminal justice. Older brother Michael played football at Army. Was a McDonald’s All-America player and earned the Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year award after his senior year in high school.