D’Erryl Williams Earns Spot on 2016-17 NABC Honors Court
July 18, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former San Diego State guard D’Erryl Williams has been named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes men’s basketball student-athletes who have excelled in academics during the past season.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria, which includes being a junior or senior, having a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2 at the end of the 2016-17 academic year, having matriculated at least one year at their current school, and being at an NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA Division I or II institution with an NABC member coach.
Williams is the second Aztec in program history to be named to the Honors Court and first since Mehdi Cheriet, following the conclusion of the 2009-10 campaign.
For Williams, it is his second academic award in as many days after the recently graduated senior was named to the Mountain West all-academic team for a fourth time. The Sacramento, California native became just the second Aztec in men’s basketball history to be a four-time honoree, joining Chris Walton, who accomplished the feat in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005.
Williams won three MW championships and helped the Aztecs reach the postseason three times (2 NCAA, 1 NIT) during his time atop Montezuma Mesa, playing in 84 games and averaging 1.2 points and 1.0 rebounds. In his final season, he saw action in a career-high 28 games, making one start, and had personal records in points (1.6), rebounds (1.9), field goals (18), three-pointers (3), assists (31) and steals (14).
Williams studied kinesiology-fitness specialist during his time at San Diego State.