LITTLE ROCK -
UALR senior D'Andre Williams
was named to the All-District 24 Second Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Wednesday. The 5-10 guard led the Trojans in scoring, steals and assists during the 2011-12 season to lead UALR to a 12-4 Sun Belt Conference record and a West Division championship.
A First Team All-Sun Belt selection, Williams averaged team highs of 13.2 points and 4.0 assists per game as a senior, while pacing the Trojans with 52 steals and 92 made free throws. The Amarillo, Texas-native ranked ninth in the Sun Belt in scoring, fourth in assists per game and third in steals per game (1.7). In conference play, Williams saw his scoring average rise to 14.5 points per game (6th in the SBC), while shooting 45.7 percent from three-point range (3rd in the SBC) and averaging 2.0 steals per game (2nd in the SBC).
Williams fueled UALR's West Division title run by averaging 16.8 points per game over the final 10 games of the regular season, and his play at the point helped the Trojans post a +2.88 turnover margin in league play. He scored in double figures 23 times on the year and led the team in scoring on 15 occasions, with four 20-point performances. Williams scored a career-high 24 points in UALR's 72-70 win at Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 9), while totaling 22 points against Oral Roberts, and 21 against both SMU and ULM. He hit the game-winning bucket with 4.0 seconds left to lift the Trojans to a 40-38 victory over Florida Atlantic (Jan. 7), and delivered the game-tying layup with 37 seconds left to help UALR to a 62-60 win over Arkansas State (Feb. 25).
Williams is one of four seniors the Trojans will lose off this year's squad, along with Courtney Jackson, Tramar Sutherland and Marlon Louzeiro.