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Josh Williams
Josh Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney Young

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 220

Position:
F


2002-03 Highlights: Appeared in 23 games in his rookie season with the Flames...averaged 1.2 points and 1.2 rebounds on the year...missed four games in February with a bruised right knee...dropped in a career-high 10 points, going 4-for-4 from the floor at #10 Indiana on Dec. 7...tied his career best with four rebounds at YSU on Jan. 25...grabbed a career-best four rebounds, while scoring two points and blocking two shots versus UWM on Jan. 9...scored four points and grabbed a rebound in the Flames? road victory at Illinois State on Nov. 30...came off the bench to tally two points, two rebounds and two blocked shots in UIC?s win over Eastern Illinois on Nov. 24...scored two points, the first of his collegiate career, off the bench and grabbed one rebound in three minutes in the Flames? season-opening loss at Evansville on Nov. 22...tabbed two points, one rebound and one block in win over Southern Illinois on Dec. 14...notched two points and three rebounds and two assists versus Samford.

2001-02 Highlights: Redshirted his first year at UIC and retains four years of eligibility.

Prep/Personal Highlights: In his senior campaign, tossed in 11 ppg and 10 rpg en route to All-Public League honors ? shot 55% from the field and 67% at the free throw line and helped Whitney Young capture the Red-West championship ? also added nearly two assists per game as well as three blocked shots and one steal ? also collected All-City honorable mention ? scored a season-high 20 points versus Marshall while hauling in a campaign-best 17 rebounds against Farragut ? participated in the Wendy?s All-Star Shootout in June ? as a junior at Whitney Young, he averaged 11.2 ppg and 9.9 rpg while leading the Dolphins with a 54% field goal percentage ? scored a season-best 21 points versus Austin while his campaign-high rebounds came against Westinghouse when he collected 12 caroms ? earned all-section and all-conference honors following the year ? prior to his senior campaign, was touted as one of the top 20 power forwards in the Midwest by Midwesthoops.com and one of the top 10 in Illinois by IllinoisSpotLight.com ? highschoolelite.com rated Williams and teammate Marcus White Illinois? third-best one-two combo while Street & Smith?s named him a pre-season All-American honorable mention ? born April 5, 1983 ? son of Jerome and Mary Williams ? plans to major in Secondary Education.

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