|12 Mike Williams
Career Notes: Finished his two seasons in Cullowhee with 828 career points, averaging 12.7 points per game in 65 career games for the Catamounts with 10, 20-point games ... Led WCU in scoring 18 times during his career.
2010-11 (Senior): Played in all 33 games on the season with 31 appearances in the starting lineup ... Missed the two starts due to a toe injury suffered in practice that kept him out of the starting five, but he did play in both of those games ... Selected as the team's MVP and received the "Captain's Award" ... Led Western Carolina - and ranked eighth in the Southern Conference - with a 15.4 point per game average, recording 29 double-digit scoring outings, nine times scoring 20-points or more ... His scoring average was the highest for a Catamount since the 2006-07 season ... Closed the season with double-digit scoring in 11-straight games ... Led the SoCon with a 2.0 steals per game average, recording 67 thefts on the year, the fifth-best single-season in school history ... Named All-Southern Conference by the league's head coaches and second team All-SoCon by the media ... Earned SoCon All-tournament second team honors after averaging 19 points per game including a career-high 25 points in the semifinals against eventual champion, Wofford ... Was additionally named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 22 team for 2011 ... Named to the Legend's Classic All-tournament team after averaging a team-best 18.7 points per game in the three-game event hosted by William & Mary ... Recorded his only career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds at Samford in early December ... Sank a buzzer-beating jump shot in the home win over Appalachian State in Cullowhee while also making the game-winning steal and free throws to help the Catamounts sweep the Mountaineers for the first-time since 2004.
2009-10 (Junior): Played in 32 games including making six appearances among the starting five ... Scored 320 points for an average of 10.0 per game to rank third on the team and 27th in the Southern Conference ... Averaged 9.4 against SoCon foes ... Finished tied for second on the team with 44 steals while his 1.4 steal-per-game average ranked sixth in the conference ... Was third on the team with 70 assists, averaging 2.2 assists per game on the season ... Posted his first WCU double-digit scoring outing with 13 points in the home win over Arkansas-Monticello in the CBE Classic ... Was named Most Valuable Player of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic Cullowhee Sub-regional ... Led the team with a career-high 24 points off the bench - including 22 points in the second half alone - in the road win over No. 29 Louisville ... Against the Cardinals, made a career-best 11 free throws and had a thunderous offensive rebound dunk that made ESPN's daily highlights ... Coupled with his 16 points at Bradley, the Louisville performance helped him garner SoCon Player of the Week honors ... Missed back-to-back games including at No. 23 Clemson with a left ankle injury that although healed, proved nagging the remainder of the season ... Made his first career start against the College of Charleston ... Strung together five-straight, double-digit scoring outings including scoring 20 points at Chattanooga ... Only managed double-digit scoring in three of the final 10 games of the season, finishing with 10 points in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament at Marshall.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a two-year starter for head coach Deron Hines at Jackson State Community College in Tennessee ... Averaged 15.1 points, 5.2 assists, three rebounds and 2.1 steals per game as a freshman in garnering Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) All-Conference recognition ... He helped lead JSCC to a second place finish and a 16-7 overall record in the Western Division of the TCCAA during his sophomore season, earning 2008-2009 TCCAA All-Conference honors after averaging a career-best 19.2 points, 5.4 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game ... All told, Jackson State posted a combined 33-15 overall record in two seasons with Williams on the court.
High School: Graduated from Genesis One Prep School in Mendehall, Miss., after helping his high school team and head coach Brian Hess at Woodlawn High to the Louisiana 5-A State Championship game and an overall record of 25-5 as a junior ... Garnered All-Metro Conference accolades, as well as All-district plaudits and honorable mention All-State before transferring.