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Alan Williams leads the Gauchos in scoring (17.2 points per game), rebounds (9.9 per game), and blocked shots (2.1 per game)…Has scored over 20 points in seven games and accumulated 10 double-doubles…Has scored double digit figures 18 times and grabbed at least 10 rebounds on 11 occasions…Missed three full games due to a strained left hamstring tendon, but came back against UCI and recorded 22 points, eight rebounds, 3 steals and a blocked shot…Named Big West Player of the Week after a career-high performance against Santa Clara with 29 points and 17 rebounds…Currently ranked eighth in UCSB’s history for blocked shots with 83.
Alan Williams is the one near-automatics to start for the Gauchos in 2012-13...Had a standout freshman season for UCSB...Averaged 6.9 points per game and led the team in rebounding at 6.5 per game and was second in blocked shots with 41...His 41 blocked shots were a Gaucho freshman record...Really emerged once Big West Conference play started...Came off the bench in his first nine appearances but started 19 of the team's final 20 games...In 16 league games, Williams averaged 9.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots...Scored in double-figures six times, all over the final 20 games of the season...Had a season-high 19 points, making 6-of-8 field goal attempts, in a win at Cal State Northridge...Made 7-of-8 shots and had 17 points vs. UC Davis...Scored 13 points in the Big West Tournament title game against Long Beach State...Produced double-doubles at Cal Poly (13 points, 10 rebounds) and at UC Davis (14 points, 12 rebounds)...Had five games with 10 or more rebounds including a season-high 13 against UC Irvine...Tied the school record for blocked shots in a game by a freshman with five each at UC Riverside and UC Davis...Had a five game stretch early in Big West play when he blocked 19 shots...Swatted two or more shots 11 times.
Williams had a decorated prep career at North High School in Phoenix...Named Arizona State Player of the Year after his senior season...Also named Phoenix Area and Metro Region Player of the Year...A two-time all-state choice and All-Metro Region selection...Averaged 22.1 points, 16.2 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots as a senior, leading North High School to a Metro Region championship and to the Class 5A quarterfinals...Scored a career-high 43 points against Central HS...Had 26 rebounds vs. Fairfax HS and 10 blocked shots vs. McClintock HS...Williams was part of two state title teams while at North...His squad also won four regional championships and made three state semifinal appearances...Averaged 12.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots per game while hitting 58% of his field goal attempts as a junior...Coached in high school by Joseph Bustos and Ray Arvizu.
Alan Travis Williams was born January 28, 1993 in Phoenix, Ariz...The son of Cody and Jeri Williams...Nicknamed Big Al...An honor roll student at North High School...His most memorable sports moment was when he helped lead North to its second straight state championship...Hobbies include going to the movies, video games and swimming...Speaks Spanish in addition to English...Favorite author is J.K. Rowling and, fittingly, the Harry Potter novels are also favorites...The Shawshank Redemption is his favorite movie...Roots for the New York Yankees, Boston Celtics and St. Louis Rams...Shaquille O'Neal is his favorite athlete...Plans to major in sociology and would like to become either a marketing manager or a sports broadcasting color analyst.
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