Senior Williams Earns First Career All-Conference Accolade
Mean Green Hoops Senior Leader Named Third-Team All-C-USA
DENTON - The author of nearly 1,500 career points at North Texas, senior guard Jordan Williams was named third team All-Conference USA by the league's coaches and media on Monday.
Williams leads the Mean Green (14-16, 8-10 C-USA) in scoring (14.9), assists (2.1) steals (1.47) and minutes (34.3), and has started 94 games in his career. The Dallas native has five 20-point games this season.
This is the first all-conference award for Williams, and the first for the Mean Green since joining C-USA in 2013-14.
"I couldn't be happier for Jordan," said North Texas head coach Tony Benford. "He's one of the great ambassadors for the University of North Texas and this basketball program. I'm really excited that he is getting rewarded for all his hard work, because I've said for years that he is one of the best players in Conference USA. He's been a tremendous leader for our team, and I'm extremely proud of his growth both on and off the court."
Williams ranks ninth in North Texas history with 1,493 career points, and is also among the top 10 in career field goals, 3-pointers and steals. He is also expected to graduate in May with his Bachelor's degree in Applied Arts and Sciences.
The Mean Green will open the 2015 C-USA Tournament as the No. 8 seed and will take on No. 9 Rice on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. The game can be seen on the American Sports Network, which hosts a free webcast of all its games at AmericanSportsNet.com.
2014-15 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM
Kenneth "Speedy" Smith, Louisiana Tech, Sr., G, 6-3, 180, St. Petersburg, Florida
Trey Freeman, Old Dominion, Jr., G, 6-2, 175, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Vince Hunter, UTEP, So., F, 6-8, 205, Detroit, Michigan
Jeromie Hill, UTSA, Sr., F, 6-8, 250, Cairns, Australia
T.J. Price, WKU, Sr., G, 6-4, 223, Slidell, Louisiana
2014-15 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM
Dennis Mavin, FIU, Sr., G, 6-3, 183, Gainesville, Florida
Raheem Appleby, Louisiana Tech, Sr., G, 6-4, 160, Jacksonville, Arkansas
Alex Hamilton, Louisiana Tech, Jr., G, 6-4, 190, Chipley, Florida
Seth Gearhart, Rice, Sr., F, 6-7, 215, Wilsonville, Oregon
George Fant, WKU, Sr., F, 6-6, 250, Bowling Green, Kentucky
2014-15 ALL-CONFERENCE USA THIRD TEAM
Pierriá Henry, Charlotte, Sr., G, 6-4, 188, Charleston, West Virginia
Ryan Taylor, Marshall, So., F, 6-5, 225, Indianapolis, Indiana
Jordan Williams, North Texas, Sr., G, 6-6, 202, Dallas, Texas
Chip Armelin, Southern Miss, Sr., G, 6-4, 200, Sulphur, Louisiana
Robert Brown, UAB, Jr., G, 6-5, 190, Clermont, Florida