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Carson Williams

School

Western Kentucky University

Position
Forward
Major
Organizational Leadership

Classroom

Williams has consistently been an outstanding student in the classroom, having graduated with a degree in criminology and sociology in fall 2019 with a 3.82 GPA and is on track to graduate with a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

Williams currently holds a 4.0 GPA in his master’s program. In his two full years at WKU, Williams has been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List in multiple semesters. In 2020, Williams was named to the Conference USA Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team and was on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.

Character

In his first year playing for WKU, Williams’ front court partner Charles Bassey went down with a season-ending knee injury. Williams continued to lead the front court, often while undersized and outmatched against taller, stronger opponents. The redshirt senior is a vocal leader on the court and willing to do anything necessary to help the team. Williams is a stand-up young man with aspirations of serving the community as a police officer in the future.

Community

Williams has major desires to help the community in any way possible. In the future, Williams wants to dedicate his career to public service, becoming a police officer or working in law enforcement in any way. Williams has also participated in multiple community service activities alongside his teammates.

Williams has participated in two United Way Days of Caring, a full-day of community service where WKU Sports student-athletes volunteer time to play with children from the community. Williams has also volunteered with the team with Camp Happy Days, a program for people with special needs from the Bowling Green community. The practices with Camp Happy Days are often filled with shooting hoops and dance parties.

Competition

(All statistics as of Dec. 28, 2020) In his career at WKU, Williams has started in 38 of his 39 games on The Hill. He averages 32.1 minutes per game, shooting 52.5% from the field. He combines for 6.5 rebounds and 12.1 points per game. Williams is known to step outside the paint from time to time, as he’s netted 27 3-pointers in his career at WKU, shooting 38.0% from long range.

In the 2019-20 season, Williams was named to the Conference USA All-Conference Third Team after ranking 11th in scoring, eighth in rebounding, third in field-goal percentage and 10th in free-throw percentage. In the same season, Williams led WKU in field-goal percentage, shooting 55.5% from the field and 39% from the 3-point line.

Prior to attending WKU, Williams played two years at Northern Kentucky where he started in 61 games across the two seasons, averaging 12 points and 5.6 rebounds his sophomore season (2017-18).

Williams was also named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team in 2016-17 while starting in 34 games as a freshman. Williams helped the program reach 46 wins between the two seasons, including a conference championship in the Horizon League and an NCAA Tournament appearance. Williams has scored a career total 1,235 points.