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Jason Williams Biography
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/29/2009

Career Notes
Returns as one of the nation?s best players in 2001-02 ... a leading candidate to win the Wooden and Naismith Awards ... one of 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award, given annually to the nation?s top college basketball player ... looking to become the first repeat winner of a major National Player of the Year award (he won the NABC honor in 2001) since Virginia?s Ralph Sampson did it from 1981-83 ... other repeat winners of the major Player of the Year awards include David Thompson of N.C. State (1974-75), Bill Walton of UCLA (1972-74), Lew Alcindor of UCLA (1967 and 1969), Jerry Lucas of Ohio State (1961-62) and Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati (1958-60)... a preseason first team All-America by Athlon, Basketball News, Lindy?s and The Sporting News ... also earned preseason ACC Player of the Year by those publications ... a co-captain in 2001-02 along with Mike Dunleavy ... career scoring average of 18.3 ranks eighth all-time at Duke ... the nation?s 12th-leading returning scorer with 1,333 career points ... ranks among the all-time ACC leaders in assists (6.3-ninth), steals (2.2-11th), three-point field goals (205-21st) and three-point field goal percentage (.298-21st) ... sees floor extremely well ... possesses explosive first step towards the basket ... has started all 73 games as a collegian ... averaging 18.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.2 steals in his career ... scored in double figures in 66 of 73 games with 28 games of 20+ points (six with 30 or more) ... has eight career double-doubles ... has made five or more three-point field goals 13 times (12 in 2000-01).

Sophomore Season (2000-01)
Named National Player of the Year by the NABC ... finalist for both the Wooden and Naismith Awards ... a consensus first team All-America selection ... named Point Guard of the Year by ESPN ... All-Final Four team honoree ... a unanimous first team All-ACC honoree ... first team ACC All-Tournament selection ... set Duke?s single-season scoring record with 841 points (the previous record stood for 50 years - Dick Groat had 831 points in 1951) ... became Duke?s first ACC scoring champion (21.6 ppg) since Danny Ferry in 1989 ... only the sixth sophomore in ACC history to lead the league in scoring ... averaged 25.7 points per game during the 2001 NCAA Tournament ... led all players in the NCAA Tournament in scoring (154 points), field goals made (52) and attempted (113), three-pointers made (23) and attempted (66), and assists (31) ... set the NCAA Tournament record for most three-point attempts with 66 ... became the first player since Georgetown?s Allen Iverson to have 100 points in the NCAA Tournament before the Final Four ... his 132 three-point field goals ranked in a sixth-place tie in a season in NCAA history ... was the only player in the nation to be ranked in the top 20 in both scoring (15th) and assists (19th) ... led Duke in several statistical categories, including scoring (21.6) and assists (237) ... ranked among the ACC leaders in field goal percentage (.473-seventh), assists (6.1-second), steals (2.0-fifth), three-point percentage (.427-second), three-pointers made per game (3.4-first) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.54-12th) ... averaged 24.0 points vs. 17 nationally ranked opponents in 2000-01 ... Duke?s leading scorer in 20 games and top assist man in 25 contests ... had 36 double-figure scoring games, including a team-best 24 games with 20 or more points ... scored 23 points, dished out four assists and pulled in four rebounds against Maryland in Final Four (3/31) ... notched a game-high 28 points, dished out six assists and pulled down seven boards on way to being named the NCAA Tournament?s East Regional MOP against USC (2/24) ... matched his career-high 34 points, including six three-point field goals, against UCLA (3/22) in the Sweet 16 ... had 19 consecutive points for Duke at one point in the second half vs. the Bruins ... scored a game-high 31 points and dished out a game-high nine assists against Missouri (3/17) ... scored 19 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out assists against Maryland (3/10) ... notched a game-high 33 points and handed out a game-high nine assists against North Carolina (3/4) ... his 27 field goals attempted in that contest were a career high and ranked eighth in a game by a Duke player ... scored a game-high 26 points against Wake Forest (1/24) ... scored a game-high 25 points on 8-of-14 shooting against Georgia Tech (2/21) ... scored a game-high 26 points while helping to hold St. John?s starting backcourt to eight points (2/18) ... scored a game-high 23 points against N.C. State (2/11) ... had a game-high 11 assists and added eight points against Clemson (2/7) ... had a game-high 10 assists against Florida State (2/4) ... scored a game-high 32 points against North Carolina (2/2) ... scored eight points in final 54 seconds of regulation (?The Miracle Minute?) and had a game-high 25 points against Maryland (1/27) ... scored a game-high 27 points on 5-of-8 from behind the arc against Wake Forest (1/24) ... scored 24 points and dished out a game-high seven assists against Georgia Tech (1/20) ... scored a career-high 34 points, adding nine assists and five boards against Boston College (1/16) ... dished out a game-best 10 assists against Virginia (1/13) ... scored all of his game-high 22 points in the second half against N.C. State (1/10) ... scored a game-high 26 points against Florida State (1/4) ... shot 7-of-11 from three-point range in 23-point outing against North Carolina A&T (12/30) ... scored a game-high 26 points against Stanford (12/21) ... named ACC Player of the Week on Dec. 3 ... had a game-high 25 points after going 9-of-12 from the field against Davidson (12/4) ... scored a game-high 30 points including 8-of-10 from three-point range against Temple (12/2) ... scored a game-high 23 points and dished out a game-high seven assists in victory over Illinois (11/28) ... clutch performance in Preseason NIT Championship game against Temple (11/24) earned him 2000 NIT All-Tournament Team honors ... played well down the stretch while handing out a game-high 10 assists against Temple (11/24) in the Preseason NIT Championship game ... scored 20 points and had a game-high seven assists against Texas (11/22) in the Preseason NIT semifinals.

Freshman Season (1999-00)
The National Freshman of the Year as chosen by The Sporting News ... selected ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player after leading Duke in scoring (17.7 ppg) and assists (27) in the three-game tournament ... first team Freshman All-America by Basketball Times ... named to USBWA All-District III first team ... selected third team All-ACC by the AP ... selected to the ACC All-Freshman team by the AP ... named ACC Rookie of the Week two times (Jan. 17 and Feb. 7) ... one of three Duke players to start all 34 games ... averaged 14.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and a team-best 6.5 assists per game ... also averaged 2.4 steals, which ranked second in the ACC ... led Duke in field goal attempts (427), three-point field goal attempts (206), assists (220) and steals (81) as a freshman ... his 14.5 points per game were the fourth most by a freshman in Duke history ... his 6.5 assists per game were the sixth most by a freshman in ACC history ... his 220 assists ranked seventh in a season at Duke ... his 81 steals ranked third among the single-season totals in Duke history ... his 206 three-point attempts were the fifth-highest single season total in school history ... tied Bobby Hurley?s Duke freshman record twice with 13 assists vs. St. John?s (2/26) and Virginia (2/5) ... ranked among the ACC leaders in scoring (13th), three-point percentage (.354, eighth), three-point field goals per game (2.1, fifth), assists (second) and steals (second) ... matured as the season progressed ... had five or more turnovers in six of his first nine games, but had five or more turnovers in just six of his last 25 contests ... recorded double-doubles in four of the final nine games ... had string of 12 straight double digit scoring games from 11/11/99-1/9/00, the first 12 games of his collegiate career ... registered the first double-double of his career vs. DePaul (12/4) with 15 points and 10 assists ... had seven 10+ assist games ... ranked second on team in three-point field goals made (73) and ranked third in points per game (14.5) ... averaged 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists in three NCAA Tournament starts ... scored 13 points and dished out seven assists in NCAA Regional semifinal vs. Florida (3/24) ... led Duke with 18 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 3-pt. FG) and seven assists in NCAA Tournament first round vs. Lamar (3/17) ... led Duke with career-high 23 points (8-15 FG, 4-7 3-pt. FG) and six assists in ACC Tournament Championship Game vs. Maryland (3/12) ... finished with sixth career double-double with 16 points (6-19 FG) and 11 assists vs. Wake Forest in ACC Tournament semifinals (3/11) ... had 14 points and 10 assists in the ACC Tournament game vs. Clemson (3/9) ... registered 14 points and 13 assists vs. St. John?s (2/26) ... scored 17 points and dished out 10 assists vs. Wake Forest (2/22) ... had a double-double with 13 points and 13 assists vs. Virginia (2/5) ... scored 20 points (8-14 FG, 3-4 3-pt. FG) and had four steals vs. Florida State (1/16) ... finished with 22 points (8-12 FG) and four assists in 24 minutes vs. North Carolina A&T (12/19) ... came close to registering a triple-double with 15 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and six steals vs. DePaul (12/4) ... started first collegiate game vs. Stanford (11/11) ... became the first Duke freshman point guard since Hurley (11/25/89 vs. Harvard) to start his first collegiate game ... made the 2000 USA Basketball World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team that earned a silver medal in Brazil during the summer of 2000 ... started all five games for the U.S. team ... led that team in 11 statistical categories, including scoring (20.2), field goal percentage (.559), three-point percentage (.615) and assists (29) ... was chosen for the 12-man U.S. Select Team (along with teammate Shane Battier), which helped prepare the eventual gold medal-winning U.S. National Team for the 2000 Olympics.

High School
Lettered four years in basketball for head coach Mark Taylor at St. Joseph?s High School ... also lettered two years in soccer and one in volleyball ... won the Morgan Wootten Award given annually to the nation?s top prep player ... was a first team All-America selection as a senior by USA Today, Street & Smith and Hoop Scoop ... participated in the McDonald?s All-America game, finishing with 20 points and six assists ... also participated in the Capital Classic, securing 29 points and 11 assists ... recorded 18 points and 11 assists in the Nike Hoops Summit ... was a two-time all-state selection ... also earned first team all-county, all-area and all-Parochial accolades during his career ... a two-time team captain ... set the school record for most points scored in one game with 43 ... finished his career holding the school?s record for points with 1,993 ... averaged 24.0 points, 8.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals as a senior ... averaged 28.0 points, 7.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds his junior year ... led his school to the state finals twice ... team went 23-2 his junior season and 34-4 his senior campaign.

Personal
Son of David and Althea Williams ... a Sociology major who is on pace to graduate in the summer following his junior season at Duke ... mother is a vice principal at North Plainfield High School in New Jersey ... father works for Global Crossing, a computer networking company.

Career Statistics
SEASONGP-GSMPFG-FGA PCT.3PT-APCT.FT-FTAPCT.REB.AVG.PF-DQASTOBSSTTPAVG.
1999-0034-341157179-427.41973-206.35461-89.6851434.286-122013968149214.5
2000-0139-391240285-603.473132-309.427139-211.6591283.387-023715457884121.6
Career73-732397464-1030.450205-515.398200-300.6672713.7173-145729311159133318.3
Career Regular Season ACC Statistics
SEASONGP-GSMPFG-FGA PCT.3PT-APCT.FT-FTAPCT.REB.AVG.PF-DQASTOBSSTTPAVG.
1999-0016-1654981-183.44326-82.31722-38.579523.339-01005243621013.1
2000-0116-16532111-252.44057-127.44962-95.653483.033-01046622734121.3
Total32-321081192-438.43883-209.39784-133.6321003.172-020411866355117.2
Career ACC Tournament Statistics
SEASONGP-GSMPFG-FGA PCT.3PT-APCT.FT-FTAPCT.REB.AVG.PF-DQASTOBSSTTPAVG.
1999-003-310618-44.4098-20.4009-11.81893.06-02715165317.7
2000-013-38922-58.3798-23.3481-9.111113.78-0146095317.7
Total6-619540-102.39216-43.37210-20.500203.314-0412111510617.7
Career NCAA Tournament Statistics
SEASONGP-GSMPFG-FGA PCT.3PT-APCT.FT-FTAPCT.REB.AVG.PF-DQASTOBSSTTPAVG.
1999-003-311515-46.3264-22.1813-5.600175.710-12013093712.3
2000-016-619552-113.46023-66.34827-37.730203.314-0313001415425.7
Total9-931067-159.42127-88.30730-42.714374.124-1514302319121.2
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