WAC All-Defensive Team (2010); Sporting News WAC Defensive Player of the Year (2010); Basketball Travelers Invitational All-Tournament Team (2010); Preseason Second-Team All-WAC (2010-11).
Established himself as one of the premier defenders in the WAC last year... Needs to continue to take great pride on defensive end and be a consistent offensive threat... Must improve his rebounding and have consistent practice habits... Has the ability to create off the dribble... Is left-handed.
2010 SEASON (JR.):
Started 32 games during the season and emerged as one of the best defensive players in the WAC as he was named to the league's all-defensive team... Was named the WAC's Defensive Player of the Year by Sporting News... Missed the first two games of the season due to off-season foot surgery... Finished the year averaging 8.7 points and 1.8 rebounds, while shooting 44.6 percent from the field, 35.6 percent from three-point range and 54.7 percent at the free throw line... Was third on the team in steals (19) and fourth in assists (74)... Averaged 9.4 points in league games... Scored in double-figures 14 times during the season, including twice in the WAC Tournament, as he had a career-high 18 points against Boise State in the quarterfinals and 10 points against Louisiana Tech in the semifinals... Scored in double-figures in six straight games during league play... Was named to the Basketball Travelers Invitational all-tournament team as he averaged 8.3 points and 3.3 assists during the three-day tournament... Was voted the team's Best Defensive Player by his teammates for the second-straight season.
2009 SEASON (SO.):
Started 31 games and played in all 35 during his sophomore season... Finished the year by averaging 5.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, while shooting 46.4 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from three-point range and 68.1 percent from the free throw line... Played an average of 24.6 minutes per game... During league games, he averaged 6.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, while shooting 49.4 percent from the field, 46.2 percent from three-point range and 78.6 percent from the free throw line... Averaged 10.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists during the WAC Tournament as he shot 52.9 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from three-point range and was a perfect 11-of-11 at the free throw line... Scored in double-figures seven times during the season, including a career-high 17 points against San Jose State at home in the regular season finale as he was 7-of-10 from the field and 3-of-5 from three-point range... Registered a career-high six rebounds at Louisiana Tech and had a career-high six assists against both Utah and SJSU at home... Was voted the team's Best Defensive Player by his teammates.
2008 SEASON (Fr.):
Played in 29 games, starting three in his first year at Utah State... Averaged 2.4 points, 1.0 assists and 0.8 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game... Shot 38.8 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from three-point range and 62.5 percent from the free throw line... His three starts were in consecutive games against Montana-Western, Cal Poly and UC Irvine... Scored a season-high 10 points against Illinois State in the postseason MasterCard NIT as he was 4-of-5 from the field and 2-of-2 from three-point range... Finished the season by averaging 5.5 points and shooting 60.0 percent from the field in his last four games... Took two charges and recorded one dunk during the season.
Earned first-team all-state honors as a prep senior in 2006 at Federal Way High School in Federal Way, Wash... Averaged just under 27 points and five rebounds per game as he led his team to the championship game of the district tournament... Scored a career-high 40 points against Bellermine Prep and had a career-high 12 rebounds against Bemer High School... Also played in the Washington State All-Star game... Earned first-team all-city honors as a junior averaging approximately 16 points and five rebounds per game... Played at the same high school as NBA players Donny Marshall and Michael Dickerson.
Full name is Earnest Williams... Born July 1, 1988 in Tacoma, Wash... One of six children of Earnest and Mae Williams... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies... Enjoys watching movies and hanging out with family and friends... Married Jamelah Brown, who played basketball at Utah State from 2007-08, on July 25, 2009.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pooh's dad, Earnest, is a pastor for a non-denomination church in Tacoma, Wash.