15 - Alan Williams
Alan Williams
Height: 6-7
Weight: 275
Year: Senior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz
High School: North HS
Position: Center
Honors : 2014 Big West Player of the Year
Honors: 2014 Honorable Mention Associated Press All-American
Honors: 2014 USBWA First Team All-District
Honors: 2014 NABC First Team All-District
Honors: 2014 First Team All-Big West
Honors: 2013 First Team All-Big West
Honors: 2013 Second Team NABC All-District


In 17 games played, Williams leads the team in points (392), points per game (23.1), total rebounds (180), rebounds per game (10.6), blocks (39), and steals (24)…Shooting 55.5% in the field goal range and 71% from the free throw line…Against South Dakota State, he made 16 of 25 field goal attempts producing 39 points with eight blocks, beating his career-highs of 33 points and five blocks…Had 17 rebounds in season opener vs. Hawaii-Pacific, tying another career-high…Grabbed 10 or more rebounds eight different times…Has eight double-doubles in the season…Made points in double figures in all games played.

Alan Williams had one of the best sophomore seasons in UCSB history...Became the first Gaucho player in 23 years to average a double-double at 17.1 points and a league-leading 10.7 rebounds per game...Also led the team with 64 blocked shots and 29 steals...Averaged 19.2 points and 11.5 rebounds in Big West games...Named First Team All-Big West and Second Team All-District following the season...Had 15 double-doubles on the season, also the most in 23 years...Scored a career-high 32 points, including 24 in the second half, and added 16 rebounds in a game at Cal State Northridge...Scored in double-figures 24 times in 28 games...Had 20 or more points 10 times...Had 29 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in an overtime win at Santa Clara...Also had 17 rebounds, along with 24 points, in a game at Cal Poly...Poured in 28 points at UC Davis...Had 24 points against San Diego Christian...Produced a pair of 22-point games against UC Irvine and one apiece at Pacific at Cal State Fullerton...Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 18 occasions...Tied his career-high with five blocked shots against San Diego, UC Irvine, Sacramento State and UC Riverside...Had at least one blocked shot in 23 games and two or more 19 times...Missed four full games and more than half of two others with injuries to his knee and ankle...Was a two-time Big West Player of the Week.

Williams had a standout freshman season for UCSB...Averaged 6.9 points per game and led the team in rebounding at 6.5 per game and was second in blocked shots with 41...His 41 blocked shots were a Gaucho freshman record...Really emerged once Big West Conference play started...Came off the bench in his first nine appearances but started 19 of the team's final 20 games...In 16 league games, Williams averaged 9.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots...Scored in double-figures six times, all over the final 20 games of the season...Had a season-high 19 points, making 6-of-8 field goal attempts, in a win at Cal State Northridge...Made 7-of-8 shots and had 17 points vs. UC Davis...Scored 13 points in the Big West Tournament title game against Long Beach State...Produced double-doubles at Cal Poly (13 points, 10 rebounds) and at UC Davis (14 points, 12 rebounds)...Had five games with 10 or more rebounds including a season-high 13 against UC Irvine...Tied the school record for blocked shots in a game by a freshman with five each at UC Riverside and UC Davis...Had a five game stretch early in Big West play when he blocked 19 shots...Swatted two or more shots 11 times. 

High School 
Williams had a decorated prep career at North High School in Phoenix...Named Arizona State Player of the Year after his senior season...Also named Phoenix Area and Metro Region Player of the Year...A two-time all-state choice and All-Metro Region selection...Averaged 22.1 points, 16.2 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots as a senior, leading North High School to a Metro Region championship and to the Class 5A quarterfinals...Scored a career-high 43 points against Central HS...Had 26 rebounds vs. Fairfax HS and 10 blocked shots vs. McClintock HS...Williams was part of two state title teams while at North...His squad also won four regional championships and made three state semifinal appearances...Averaged 12.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots per game while hitting 58% of his field goal attempts as a junior...Coached in high school by Joseph Bustos and Ray Arvizu.

Alan Travis Williams was born January 28, 1993 in Phoenix, Ariz...The son of Cody and Jeri Williams...Nicknamed Big Al...An honor roll student at North High School...His most memorable sports moment was when he helped lead North to its second straight state championship...Hobbies include going to the movies, video games and swimming...Speaks Spanish in addition to English...Favorite author is J.K. Rowling and, fittingly, the Harry Potter novels are also favorites...The Shawshank Redemption is his favorite movie...Roots for the New York Yankees, Boston Celtics and St. Louis Rams...Shaquille O'Neal is his favorite athlete...Plans to major in sociology and would like to become either a marketing manager or a sports broadcasting color analyst.

Career Statistics

Year  gp-gs min/avg  fg/fga  pct  3fg-3fga  pct  ft-fta  pct  off. reb def. reb tot avg pf fo ast to blk  stl  pts  avg 
11-12  30-19  514/17.1  79-155  .510  0-0  .000  50-84  .595  97  98  195  6.5  66  1 15 21  41  15  208  6.9 
12-13 28-28 793/28.3 174-371 .469 0-0 .000 131-181 .724 114 186 300 10.7 90 7 24 66 64 29 479 17.1
13-14 26-26


.535 0-0 .000 143-209
.684 101
TOTAL 84-73 2116/25.2


.504 0-0 .000 324-474 .684 312 485
9.5 232 9
142 166 76

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