Jordan Williams Named C-USA Player To Watch
NT's Leading Scorer Returns To C-USA Preseason Accolades
DENTON, Texas – North Texas junior guard Jordan Williams was named one of 16 Conference USA Preseason Players to Watch by the league on Thursday.
An explosive scoring threat, Williams led North Texas and ranked ninth in the Sun Belt with 14.2 points per game as a sophomore last season. Williams improved as the season progressed and averaged 16.0 points in conference play and 18.5 points over the season's final 13 games.
Deft off the dribble, Williams is a career 48.1 percent shooter inside the 3-point arc, yet he's hit 69 shots from deep in his career. Not just an offensive weapon, he posted 18 blocks and 23 steals on the Mean Green perimeter.
The Players to Watch list features nine all-conference performers, eight with postseason experience and a number of all-region selections and chart climbers. This preseason roster includes eight seniors, five juniors and three sophomores.
The league will host C-USA Basketball Media Day Tip-off on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and you don’t have to miss a second of the action. The C-USA Digital Network will live stream interviews with all 32 of the coaches starting at 9 a.m. North Texas men’s coach Tony Benford will be on at 9:45 a.m., and women’s coach Mike Petersen hits the stage at 10:05. MeanGreenSports.com will also have coverage throughout the day.
2013-14 C-USA MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON PLAYERS TO WATCH
Student-Athlete | School | Class | Pos. | Hometown
Pierriá Henry | Charlotte | Junior | G | Charleston, W.Va.
Akeem Richmond | East Carolina | Senior | G | Sanford, N.C.
Tymell Murphy | FIU | Senior | F | Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dragan Sekelja | Florida Atlantic | Redshirt Senior | C | Zagreb, Croatia
Raheem Appleby | Louisiana Tech | Junior | G | Jacksonville, Ark.
Elijah Pittman | Marshall | Senior | F | Covington, Ky.
Shawn Jones | Middle Tennessee | Senior | F | Hialeah, Fla.
Jordan Williams | North Texas | Junior | G | Dallas, Texas
Keenan Palmore | Old Dominion | Sophomore | G | Stone Mountain, Ga.
Max Guercy | Rice | Sophomore | G | Arleta, Calif.
Neil Watson | Southern Miss | Senior | G | Kansas City, Kan.
Tre Drye | Tulane | Junior | F | Baton Rouge, La.
James Woodard | Tulsa | Sophomore | G | Edmond, Okla.
Rod Rucker | UAB | Senior | F | Elberton, Ga.
Julian Washburn | UTEP | Junior | F/G | Duncanville, Texas
Jeromie Hill | UTSA | Senior | F | Cairns, Australia