The Bobcats and RedHawks battle Saturday at 2 p.m. in Athens in the first of two rivalry games in 2013-14
Awards: 2007-08 All-MAC First Team ... Rainbow Classic All-Tournament Team ... 2007-08 Rivals.com Mid-Major Player of the Week (12/26) ... 2007-08 MAC East Player of the Week (1/28, 3/10) ... 2007-08 National Association of Basketball Coaches Second-Team All-District 10 ... 2006-07 All-MAC Second Team ... CollegeInsider.Com Player of the Week (1/3/07) ... MAC East Division Player of the Week (1/1/07) ... MAC East Division Player of the Week (11/13/06) ... 2006-07 Preseason All-MAC selection ... 2005-06 All-MAC Honorable Mention ... MAC East Division Player of the Week (12/12/05) ... 2005-06 Preseason All-MAC Team ... 2004-05 All-MAC Honorable Mention ... 2004-05 MAC Freshman of the Year ... 2004-05 MAC All-Freshman Team ... 2005 MAC Tournament MVP ... MAC East Division Player of the Week (2/28/05).
2007-08: A four year standout for the Bobcats ... Had a season- and career-high 31 points at Temple (11/29) ... Led the team in points with 542 on the season ... Also finished first on the team in steals (47) ... Led the MAC in rebounds (325) and is second in field goal percentage (61.4%) and third in scoring (16.4 ppg)... Recorded his 44th career double-double against Bradley in the second round of the inaugural College Basketball Invitational (20 points/13 rebounds) ... Went 10-for-11 in both field goals and free throws to record a percentage of 90.9 in both against Buffalo (3/9)... Season high in rebounds was 15 (against Cornell, Maryland and Western Michigan) ... First player to lead the Bobcats in rebounding in all four seasons ... Also finished in the top three of the MAC for four seasons ... Was in the top-five of the nation all season in offensive rebounds per game ... Started all 124 games of his collegiate career ... Was a preseason All-MAC selection for the third straight year.
2006-07: Averaged new career highs with 14.4 points and 8.8 rebounds ... Had 11 double-doubles on the season ... Ranked second in the MAC in rebounds (8.8) and field goal percentage (58.3) and ranked ninth in scoring (14.4) ... Ranked 26th in field goal percentage and 38th in rebounding nationally ... Scored in double figures in 29 of Ohio's 32 games ... Netted a season-high 22 points in Ohio's MAC Tournament loss to Miami ... Scored the 1,000th point of his career on Jan. 28 at Ball State ... Was named CollegeInsider.Com and MAC East Division Player of the Week following wins against Rhode Island and Cincinnati ... Recorded game highs with 20 points and 12 rebounds against Cincinnati ... Recorded a double-double in each of Ohio's first two games ... Earned MAC East Division Player of the Week following a 16-point, 16-rebound performance against Marist.
2005-06: LeLed Ohio in field goal shooting (.592), rebounding (6.9), free throws (79) and fouls (108) ... Ranked second on the squad in points (11.0) and blocks (0.5) ... Was one of three players to start all 30 games ... Recorded six double-doubles ... Led Ohio in scoring three times and rebounding in 21 of 32 games ... Averaged 10.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in the MAC Tournament ... Made a season-high eight free throws at Akron ... Had a season-high eight field goals made and turned in his 15th career double-double against Samford ... Recorded a season-high 20-point to lead Ohio against Northern Illinois ... Didn't attempt a field goal at Buffalo for the first time in his career ... Led Ohio in scoring with 16 against Akron ... Held without a field goal at Northern Illinois ... Led the Bobcats with 13 points in the victory over Ball State ... Recorded a double-double in Ohio's victory over Western Michigan in the MAC opener with 15 points and 11 rebounds ... Turned in the 11th double-double of his career with 11 points and 10 rebounds against No. 18 Kentucky ... Tied for the team lead with 14 points against Shippensburg ... Registered his 10th career double-double with 18 points and a team-high 13 rebounds at Rhode Island ... Had a team-high 15 points and nine rebounds in the Bobcat victory at Marist ... Had 10 points and five rebounds in the season-opener versus St. Francis (Pa.).
2004-05: Named MAC Tournament MVP, MAC Freshman of the Year and joined teammate Jeremy Fears on the All-MAC Freshman Team ... Joined teammates Mychal Green and Sonny Troutman as All-MAC Honorable Mention, the only freshman to earn All-MAC honors ... Averaged 11.9 points and 8.6 rebounds, including a career-high 29 points and 15 rebounds in MAC Tournament championship game against Buffalo on March 12 ... His nine double-doubles on the year tied him for second in the nation among freshmen ... That total ranks him second in school record books for freshmen behind only Gary Trent's 18 during the 1992-93 campaign ... Ranked first on the team in rebounding (8.6) and field goal percentage (.644), third in scoring (11.9) and fourth in steals (37) ... His rebounding total ranked third in the MAC while his field goal percentage would have ranked first had he made the minimum requirement of attempts ... Led the team in scoring seven times and in rebounding 24 times ... Scored 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds at St. Francis (Pa.) on Dec. 7 for his first double-double ... Grabbed a team season-high 18 rebounds in addition to 13 points in Dec. 18 win against Duquesne ... Named MAC East Division Player of the Week on Feb. 28 after posting double-doubles against Eastern Michigan and Marshall ... Averaged 11.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 18 conference games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Cardinal Gibbons under Head Coach Bob Flynn ... A first-team all-metro selection as a senior ... Was named to both the BCL and MIAA A Conference all-league teams ... Helped the Crusaders to their best season since 1984-85 at 27-7 ... Earned honorable mention All-Baltimore Catholic League honors following his junior year ... Averaged 17.8 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in 2003-04 ... Also averaged a double-double as a junior with 14 points and 12 rebounds ... Played in the 2003 Preseason BCL Showcase as one of the top seniors ... Tallied 21 points and 15 rebounds against national power DeMatha on Dec. 2, 2003 ... Selected to play Charm City Challenge against a group of U.S. all-stars.
PERSONAL: A sociology/criminology major ... Son of Leon Williams Sr. and Brenda Warner ... Has a twin sister, Brenda, and a brother, Eddie ... Born on July 24, 1986.