Williams Named to GNAC Men's Basketball 1st Team All-Conference
Lasell College's sophomore forward Javon Williams, from Mattapan, Massachusetts, has been selected to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men's basketball First Team All-Conference.
In addition to his First Team All-Conference award, Williams was also named to the GNAC All-Tournament team, for his combined performances of 27 points and 17 rebounds in the Lasers' two tournament contests.
Williams has had an incredible sophomore season with the men's basketball team, starting in all 27 contests, and leading the team in minutes, points, rebounds, field goal percentage, steals, and blocks, as well as being third on the team in assists. Williams has scored in double-figures in 29 consecutive contests, dating back to the 2008-2009 season, including all 27 games this year, while producing 12 double-double performances. The 6'4" forward scored a game, season, and career-high 37 points in an 85-78 victory over Mount Ida College (02/17/2010), and a game, season, and career-high 21 rebounds in a 75-72 triumph at Southern Vermont College (11/21/2009).
Williams is ranked in the top ten of nine categories in the GNAC, and is also listed in four Division III NCAA statistical rankings. He finished the season ranked second in the GNAC in minutes per game (35.7), third in points per game (20.3), rebounds per game (8.7), and steals per game (2.0), fourth in offensive rebounds (3.6), fifth in field goal percentage (53.5%), seventh in defensive rebounds (5.1), and 10th in blocked shots per game (1.0). In the NCAA, Williams is ranked 29th in points per game, 76th in rebounds per game, 79th in steals per game, and 94th in field goal percentage.
Williams has been the Lasers' high-scorer and high-rebounder in 18 of this season's contest. He has broken the Lasers' total steals in a season record, finishing the year with 54 steals (previous record 43 steals in a season), and has moved up to 11th place in all-time scoring, and 9th place in all-time rebounding. Williams has a two-year career total of 698 points, 329 rebounds, 75 steals, 57 assists, and a 53.4% field goal percentage.