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Amir Williams
2014-2015 Men's Basketball Profile
#23 - Senior - Center
Season Profiles:  2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
About Amir Williams
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan
School: Detroit Country Day
Height: 6-11
Weight: 250

Player: Amir Williams
School: Country Day (Detroit, MI)
Position: Center

Ht: 6-11 Wt: 250
Vertical jump:
Recruiting Ranking 
Rivals: 4-Star #10 C
Scout: 4-Star #5 C
247Sports: 4-Star #4 C
ESPN: 4-Star #4 C

Career at Ohio State

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14)

  • Started all 35 games, averaging 7.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds a contest
  • Shot 60 percent from field (101-of-169) in 2013-14
  • Passed 400-point mark for his career (450)
  • Played in 100th career game vs. Michigan in Big Ten Tournament (March 15)
  • Scored in double figures on 12 occasions in 2013-14
  • Tallied 135 rejections for his career ... passed Lawrence Funderburke (131) for seventh on OSU career blocks chart ... needs two to overtake Granville Waiters (136) for sixth all-time

Notable Games in 2013-14

  • Recorded third-career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds vs. Delaware (Dec. 18)
  • Recorded second career double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds vs. Wyoming (Nov. 25) in career-high 32 minutes
  • Earned first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds vs Ohio (Nov. 12) ... 14 points were a then-career high
  • Tied career high with 8 defensive rebounds vs. North Dakota State (Dec. 14)
  • Tied a career high with six blocks vs. Bryant (Dec. 11) ... last time Williams recorded six blocks was vs. Iowa (1/22/13)
  • Led all scorers with a career-high 18 points vs. North Florida (Nov. 29) ... 8 field goals and 11 attempts serves as career high
  • Collected career-high 16 rebounds vs. Wyoming (Nov. 25) ... eight offensive and eight defensive boards also career bests
  • Totaled career high 16 points vs. American to lead all scorers
  • Posted career high in free throws made (8) and attempted (10) vs. Bobcats

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13)

  • Played in all 37 games, moving into a starting role for the last 26 contests, beginning against Chicago State (12/29/12).
  • Produced 3.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per contest.
  • Shot at a 56 percent clip this year (40-72), a team high among players with at least 20 FG attempts.
  • Led team in blocks with 50, producing multi-block games 14 times, and putting up at least one in 24 games.

Notable Games in 2012-13

  • Secured career highs in points (10), field-goal makes (4) and attempts (7) in win over Northwestern (2/14/13).
  • Had nine points at Michigan (2/5/13), a then-career high
  • Put up a career-best six blocks vs. Iowa (1/22/13).
  • Tallied a career-high tying seven points vs. Winthrop (12/18/12).
  • Grabbed career-high 10 rebounds at Duke (11/28/12), including seven in the first half.
  • Tied a then-career high with six points vs. UMKC (11/23/12).
  • Averaged 4.0 points between the two games of the Hall of Fame Tipoff in Connecticut, including a season-high five vs. Washington (11/18/12).
  • Saw a career-high 16 minutes of action vs. Albany in the season opener (11/11/12).

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12)

  • Played in 27 games with 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 points per game with 23 blocks (second on the team)
  • Made three appearances in NCAA tournament games, including the Final Four contest vs. Kansas (3/31/12).

Notable Games

  • Played nine minutes in regional final vs. Syracuse (3/24/12), spelling foul-plagued Jared Sullinger and Evan Ravenel ... Tallied three points and a pair of blocks in win
  • Saw action in first career NCAA game, playing four minutes against Gonzaga (3/17/12), securing a block
  • Took the court in all three of the Big Ten Tournament games, averaging 2.7 minutes per an appearance
  • Put up trio of blocks vs. Penn State (1/25/12), his fourth multi-block performance of the season
  • Grabbed six rebounds, including four off the defensive glass, against Northwestern (12/28/11)
  • Scored career-high six points and added pair of blocks in win at South Carolina (12/17/11)
  • Tallied one block in single minute vs. Duke (11/29/11)
  • Put up four blocks vs. VMI (11/23/11), the most for a Buckeye player since 2/22/11 when David Lighty swatted six against Illinois
  • Tallied seven boards, including five off the offensive glass, and five points vs. Jackson State (11/18/11)
  • One of four freshmen to make debut in season opener vs. Wright State


  • Averaged 18 points, 12.6 rebounds and nearly five blocks per game his senior season at Detroit Country Day High School, earning McDonalds All-America accolades
  • Also dished out 32 assists and had 29 steals his final season
  • Finished third in Michigan Mr. Basketball voting
  • Produced a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds in the title game
  • Played for legendary coach Kurt Keener at Detroit County Day H.S. He also played for The Family AAU team with teammate Trey McDonald on the summer circuit.
  • Son of Keith Jacks and Erma Williams and is the brother of Nikita Williams and Khalil Williams. Cousin, Darrill Williams, played football for Cincinnati
  • Lists greatest sports thrill is winning 2010 Michigan state championship and advancing to title game in 2011

Ohio State Statistics

2013-14: Averaged 7.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, had 10 assists and 71 blocks while starting 21 of 35 games

2012-13: Averaged 3.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, had 4 assists and 50 blocks while starting 26 of 37 games

2011-12: Averaged 1.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg, had 2 assists and 62 blocks while starting all 35 games

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