Chaz Williams Named To Naismith Midseason Top 30 List
Feb. 13, 2014
ATLANTA - The top 30 candidates for the Men's Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T have been announced, and Massachusetts guard Chaz Williams is among the named represented.
Williams is one of 19 guards and 18 seniors listed, and the only player from an Atlantic 10 Conference school.
The Brooklyn native is averaging 15.7 points, 7.4 assists and 1.4 steals to lead UMass to a 19-5 record. He has 19 games in double figures and five double-doubles. He also has a 2.3 assists-to-turnover ratio.
In his three seasons wearing a Minutemen uniform, he has 1,513 points (No. 10 in school history), 650 assists (No. 2 and 28 shy tying Chris Lowe's record) and 180 steals (No. 2).
He has also been named to the Wendy's Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, the Oscar Robertson Midseason Watch List and the Bob Cousy Award Watch List (top point guard in men's college basketball).
Williams and the Minutemen will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Washington, D.C. to face George Washington. Tip-off at the Charles Smith Center is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game will be televised on SNY, Comcast Mid Atlantic and streamed on the Atlantic 10 Digital Network.
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