Sophomore Johnathan Williams, III scores a career best 22 points to go along with nine rebounds
Xavier 74, Mizzou 58
Xavier 74, Mizzou 58
Mizzou 78, 73
Sophomore Johnathan Williams, III led all scorers Tuesday with a career-high 18 points
Missouri Men's Basketball vs. Kentucky
Missouri Men's Basketball vs. Arkansas
Missouri Basketball vs. Tennessee
January 10, 2015
Missouri Men's Basketball vs. LSU
Williams speaks with Tiger Scholarship Fund members during the Department's annual Thank-A-Thon.
One of the country's top freshman rebounders and finished his rookie season averaging 5.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game ... Finished 11th in the league overall in rebounding and his 227 total rebounds were No. 4 in school history by a freshman, just one behind the 228 recorded by Kelly Thames in 1993-94 ... Was fifth in the SEC and No. 8 nationally among freshmen in blocked shots, averaging 1.6 per game ... His 57 total blocks were the second highest ever by a Tiger freshman (65 by Arthur Johnson) and is the fifth highest in program history regardless of class ... Finished 11th in the SEC with three double-doubles and enjoyed six double figure rebounding games ... Had a career-high 17 rebounds in the win over Gardner-Webb (11/23) and 15 in victories over UCLA (12/7) and against Texas A&M (3/13) in the SEC Tournament ... His 17 rebounds vs. Gardner-Webb were the second highest total in college basketball by a freshman in 2013-14 and were the second most in the SEC overall ... It was also the most at Mizzou since Arthur Johnson grabbed 19 at Colorado in 2000-01 ... Scored a career-high 14 points in Las Vegas vs. Northwestern (11/28), hitting 3-of-4 shots from the floor and 8-of-10 free throws ... Had 11 points and 15 rebounds in the SEC Tournament win over Texas A&M (3/13) ... Chipped in four assists and two blocks ... Narrowly missed a double-double with nine points and 14 rebounds in the home win against Alabama (1/18) and had four points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in Mizzou's win at Arkansas (1/28) ... Clinched the win at North Carolina State (12/28) with a late-game free throw and had 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. the Wolfpack.
Earned first team all-state honors from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association as a senior in 2013 after leading Southwind High School to a 34-6 overall record and a state title ... Averaged 18.9 points and 9.5 rebounds as a senior and was ranked a Four Star player by virtually every scouting publication including Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com ... Ranked No. 42 nationally by Rivals (No. 13 forward) and No. 55 overall by ESPN ... Three-time all-state honoree in Tennessee ... Was named to the Class AAA all-state squad as a sophomore and junior ... Averaged 15.7 points as a junior and 17.3 points and 11.5 rebounds as a sophomore ... Finished his high school tenure with an 88-17 record ... Member of Team USA for both the U17 World Championships and the U16 squad that won the FIBA Americas title in 2011 ... Averaged 7.0 points and 4.6 rebounds at the U17 World Championships, shooting 54 percent from the floor in 15.5 minutes a contest.
Full name is Johnathan Lee Williams ... Son of Barbara and Johnny Williams ... Born May 22, 1995, in Memphis ... Majoring in Pre-Health Professions at Mizzou ... Enjoys movies, spending time with family and friends and being active in his church, as well as Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
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