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Richie Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Steele Canyon High

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 162

Position:
G

Experience:
3L

Richie Williams

01/27/2007

MBB: Utah at San Diego State

Photos from the Utah at San Diego State men's basketball game on Jan. 27, 2007.

A three-year returning point guard, who is one of the top floor generals in the Mountain West Conference... Has more assists than turnovers in each of his three seasons and can beat any defender off the dribble... Great at playing the passing lanes and disrupting an opponent's primary ball-handler... Is the most experienced Aztec with 91 career games and 76 starts in an SDSU uniform... Continues to work on his outside shooting.

As A Junior (2007-08 Season)
MWC Rankings: 4th in steals
Played in 25 games, making 12 starts... Earned the starting nod in SDSU's final five games... Scored in double figures eight times and had at least two steals in 11 contests... Led the team in assists on nine occasions and finished the season ranked second on the squad with 75... Did not play in the exhibtion vs. Point Loma Nazarene and the three games at the World Vision Classic, but did practice, due to team suspension... Made season debut vs. UC San Diego (11-17-07) and had five assists, four steals and zero turnovers... Came off the bench and scored five points and added five rebounds and eight assists in 23 minutes at San Diego (11-19-07)... Matched his career high for three-point makes in a game with three at California (11-24-07)... Recorded his third multiple-steal game of the year with three thefts at Loyola Marymount (11-28-07)... Set a career high in free throws made and attempted after going 9-for-10 en route to a game-high 16 points vs. Western Michigan (12-1-07)... Sank all eight free-throw attempts and recorded season highs in minutes played (28), rebounds (7) and steals (5) in his first start of the season vs. UC Riverside (12-4-07)... Connected on a season-high five field goals, while posting 11 points, four rebounds and two assists vs. Saint Mary's (12-8-07)... Entered the game in the second half vs. Navy (12-17-07) and contributed seven assists and three steals in just 17 minutes of action... Dished out five assists in 28 minutes at Arizona (12-22-07)... Totaled five points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists in just his fourth start of the season vs. Sam Houston State (12-28-07)... Missed the next five games due to a wrist injury suffered against the Bearkats... Returned to the lineup at BYU (1-23-08), recording three rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes of action... Scored 10 points and pulled down three rebounds in 23 minutes vs. UNLV (1-26-08)... Came off the bench for the third straight game, posting 10 points and two assists in 25 minutes at Colorado State (1-29-08)... Made his first start since Dec. 28, scoring three points and dishing out four assists vs. Air Force (2-6-08)... Totaled six points, five assists and three steals at TCU (2-9-08)... Played in a season-high 33 minutes vs. New Mexico (2-13-08), contributing 12 points, three assists and two rebounds. Had one rebound and one assist in 21 minutes off the bench at Utah (2-16-08)... Notched his seventh double-digit scoring effort of the season with 13 points to go along with three steals, two rebounds and two assists at Wyoming (2-19-08)... Recorded two points and three rebounds vs. BYU (2-23-08)... Totaled seven points, three rebounds and three assists at UNLV (2-26-08)... Made his first start in five games, contributing five points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals vs. Colorado State (3-1-08)... Dished out his third-highest assist total of the season with six helpers at Air Force (3-8-08)... Equaled his season-best with five field goals en route to 12 points, five assists and two steals during a season-long 35 minutes vs. Air Force in the MWC quarterfinals (3-13-08)... Recorded five points, three steals, two rebounds and an assist against BYU in the MWC semifinals (3-14-08)... Started in the first round NIT game at Florida (3-19-08) and tallied nine points on 4-of-8 shooting and four rebounds.

As A Sophomore (2006-07 Season)
MWC Rankings: 2nd in assists, 1st in steals, 6th in assist/turnover ratio, 6th in minutes played
Played in 33 games while earning the starting nod 32 times and played 30-plus minutes 27 times... SDSU was 15-3 when he had at least five assists... Had at least one assist in 32 of the team's 33 games... Logged the second-most minutes on the team (1,123)... Grabbed at least five rebounds in 10 games and at least four in 19 games while playing the point guard position... Connected on multiple three-pointers 12 times after doing so only four times as a freshman... Led the team in three-point field goal percentage... Had more assists than turnovers in 18 of his final 20 games... Had multiple steals in 21 games... Played every minute in three consecutive days to open the season... Posted eight points and eight assists against Murray St. (11-10-06)... Recorded four steals at Saint Mary's (11-11-06), while playing the whole game... Scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting vs. Seattle Pacific (11-12-06)... Went perfect on the night, shooting 3-for-3 from the field (3-3 3FGs) and 2-for-2 from the line en route to 11 points vs. UCSD (11-15-06)... Plagued by foul trouble vs. Cal (11-18-06), he still grabbed four rebounds and had two steals... Matched his season-high with eight assists despite playing just 30 minutes in the victory over UCR (11-21-06)... Set a then season high for rebounds with five at UCSB (11-25-06)... Had five rebounds vs. San Diego (11-29-06)... At W. Michigan (12-2-06), he scored 12 points and connected on five free throws; he also added six rebounds... Was credited with seven rebounds vs. Arizona (12-9-06)... Scored a season-high 15 points vs. Campbell (12-12-06), dished out six assists and went a personal-best 7-for-7 from the free throw line.... Had his second straight game with six assists when he dished out six dimes vs. LMU (12-16-06)... Had four boards and five points in 37 minutes at Washington St. (12-21-06)... Nearly missed SDSU's first-ever triple double with eight points, eight rebounds (season high) and eight assists (season high) vs. Lafayette (12-30-06)... Recorded six assists, six rebounds and five points vs. Wyoming (1-3-06)... Battled the flu and did not start at BYU (1-6-07), but still contributed seven points and three steals in 25 minutes... Had a team-high six assists and added seven points in 31 minutes vs. Colorado St. (1-13-07)... Tied for team-high honors in assists with three at Air Force (1-20-07)... Recorded a game-high seven assists and added 12 points and three steals vs. New Mexico (1-17-07)... Scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds and had three thefts at UNLV (1-23-07)... Had a personal-best six steals and five assists and zero turnovers in 35 minutes vs. Utah (1-27-07)... Had five points, two steals, two assists and two rebounds in the win at TCU (1-31-07)... Connected on 2-of-3 three pointers and had two steals vs. AFA (2-6-07)... Scored a season-high 18 points and added six rebounds and six assists at CSU (2-10-07)... Made two threes, had five assists and zero turnovers vs. UNLV (2-13-07)... Had eight points, four steals and four rebounds at Wyoming (2-17-07)... Dished out seven assists in 40 minutes at New Mexico (2-20-07)... Disrupted BYU's offense with four steals and had five assists against the Cougars (2-24-07)... Had seven assists and eight points at Utah (2-27-07)... Recorded 10 points, four rebounds and four assists vs. TCU (3-3-07)... Scored eight points and added six assists and four steals vs. CSU at the MWC tourney (3-8-07)... Six points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in the NIT game at Misssouri State (3-14-07)... Tied for team-high honors with eight rebounds in the Aztecs' second-round NIT game at Syracuse (3-19-07).

As A Freshman (2005-06 Season)
MWC Rankings: 3rd in assists, 4th in steals, 4th in assist/turnover ratio
Made a huge impact as a true freshman, becoming a staple at the point guard position for the Aztecs... In addition to ranking among the top four in three different Mountain West Conference statistics (third in assists and fourth in steals and assist-to-turnover ratio), he ranked among the team leaders in nearly every category... He was one of just three players to start every game for the Aztecs in 2005-06 (joining Brandon Heath and John Sharper) and was second on the team in games started with 32... His 935 minutes were the third-highest total on the squad behind Brandon Heath and Marcus Slaughter... He led the squad in assists (127) and steals (58)... His 127 assists were 57 more than every player on the team other than Brandon Heath (114)... Ranked sixth on the team in both scoring (6.6 ppg) and rebounding (2.6 rpg)... Was just the ninth freshman to start a season-opening game for Steve Fisher (joining Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Jerod Ward, Albert White, Bradley Jackson, Steve Sir and Brandon Heath)... Played 22 or more minutes in 28 games... Had 17 multiple steal games and led the team with 58 steals... First on the team in assists and dished out the second-most assists by a freshman in SDSU history... Since assists became an official stat in 1978-79, he became the sixth freshman to lead the team in that category joining Mark Delsman (1973-74), Jason Hamilton (1992-93), Chad Nelson (1993-94), Raymond King (1995-96) and Bradley Jackson (1999-00)... Only he, Jackson, King and Hamilton have led SDSU in both assists and steals as freshmen... Led the Aztecs in assists 19 times this season... Led the team outright in assists in five consecutive games, becoming the first Aztec player to do that since Wesley Stokes did it in 2003-04... Dished out at least six assists 10 different times and had more assists than turnovers on 15 occasions... Ranked second among SDSU's all-time freshman assist leaders with 127, 23 short of Raymond King's school-best 150... Finished the season ranked second in steals (58) and third in assist average (3.8) and in minutes played (935) in the SDSU freshman record book... His assist total was the 15th most in program history (since 1972-73 season)... Shot 50 percent or better from the field in three straight games twice during the year... Joined Kyle Spain to become the first SDSU freshmen in school history to start an NCAA Tournament game when they got the starting nod against Indiana (3-16-06)... Posted four straight games with multiple steals (broken against Point Loma Nazarene on 12-3-05)... During one stretch, he recorded at least one steal in 12 consecutive games totaling 28 thefts... Recorded seven double-digit scoring efforts, second most among the team's freshmen behind Kyle Spain's 13... Posted 12 points, eight assists, six rebounds and four steals vs. Indiana in the NCAA Tournament (3-16-06)... Scored six points and had seven rebounds in the Mountain West Conference title game vs. Wyoming (3-11-06)... Posted six assists and no turnovers in the Mountain West quarterfinal victory over Colorado State (3-9-06)... Nearly missed a triple-double with his nine points, 11 assists and nine rebounds vs. South Dakota State (3-3-06)... The 11 assists were the most since Deandre Moore had 11 in 2001 and tied for the most in the Fisher era... Had nine points and six assists vs. Wyoming (3-1-06)... Scored 13 points, had six assists and three steals vs. TCU (2-18-06)... Had six assists, 11 points and one turnover vs. Air Force (2-8-06)... Tied career high with seven rebounds at Wyoming (1-28-06)... Had a career-best five steals vs. Brigham Young (1-21-06)... Scored 16 points at TCU (1-18-06)... Recorded six assists in three straight games (vs. Loyola Marymount, vs. Colorado State (1-4-06) and at Air Force (1-7-06))... Tallied 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals vs. Loyola Marymount (12-31-05)... Had six assists and four steals at San Diego (11-30-05)... Recorded 10 points, five assists and no turnovers against Albany (11-26-05)... Against Illinois-Chicago (11-19-05), he contributed seven points and two rebounds... In his first collegiate game at Alaska Fairbanks (11-17-05), he registered seven points, four assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes.

High School
Averaged 20.8 points, 5.6 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 4.6 steals as a senior in 2004-05... Led Steele Canyon in points, assists and steals on a prep squad that was ranked as high as 21st nationally by USA Today... Also connected on 41 percent of his three-point attempts and went 73.3 percent from the free throw line... Guided the Cougars to a 30-2 record, a San Diego CIF Division II section championship and a victory over USA Today's top-ranked team, St. Anthony High (Jersey City, N.J.)... Was one of 10 players named to the CalHiSports.com all-state first team elite, which includes all California prep players in all classes... A two-time member of the all-CIF Division II team... Was named to The San Diego Union-Tribune's all-county first team last season after earning second-team honors in 2003-04... Three-year starter... Was named most valuable player of the Torrey Pines tournament in December 2004, which featured the nation's top-ranked prep team and several players ranked among the top 100 nationally.