Patrick Strohecker of the Daily Collegian has a preview piece on senior guard Chaz Williams and what he hopes to accomplish in his final season with the Minutemen.
When you think of Massachusetts men's basketball legends, the names of Julius Erving, Lou Roe and Marcus Camby are the first ones to come to mind.
Chaz Williams has a chance to be viewed in the same light.
A redshirt senior from Brooklyn, N.Y., Williams has restored UMass basketball, putting it back in the national spotlight in only two seasons as the team's point guard. He's become one of the best players in the Atlantic 10, with his up-tempo style of play and his ability to seemingly make something happen out of virtually nothing.
Entering his final college season, his hard work hasn't gone unnoticed. Much like the Minutemen's lofty expectations, he has garnered many of his own. He was named to the preseason All-Atlantic 10 first team and was recently named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list for the second straight year, an annual award given to the nation's top point guard.
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