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Alan Williams
Alan Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, TX

High School:
Briarcrest Christian

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 177

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3 VL

A hard-working non-scholarship player back for his fourth and final season ... has filled the role of walk-on well, supporting teammates and working hard as a member of the scout team ... a crowd favorite in Lawrence Joel Coliseum ... remarkably, went a perfect 4-of-4 from the field last season ... grew up and went to high school in Memphis, but now calls Dallas home ... originally walked-on then-coach Dave Odom's team as a freshman in 2000-01 ... came to Wake Forest after a standout career at Briarcrest Christian in Memphis, TN.

2002-2003 (junior)

Played in five games, including one ACC game ... did not miss a shot as a junior, going a perfect 4-of-4 from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point range ... scored five points in three minutes Dec. 18 against SC State ... played two minutes, scored a point and grabbed a rebound in Dec. 20 victory versus North Carolina A&T ... played four minutes and had a steal Dec. 30 against Bethune-Cookman ... made both of his field goal attempts, including a three-pointer, and added one assist Jan. 7 against Elon ... saw brief action in Feb. 17 loss at Maryland.

2001-2002 (sophomore)

Saw action in six games including three ACC contests... averaged 0.5 points and 0.2 rebounds per game... played five minutes in a home win over SC State... scored two points on his only field goal attempt in a home victory versus North Carolina.

2000-2001 (freshman)

Played in 10 games, averaging 2.1 minutes per contest... sank 3-of-8 field goal attempts and was 2-of-2 from the free throw line.

HIGH SCHOOL

Played four seasons at Briarcrest Christian in Memphis, TN... averaged 17.1 points and 4.3 assists per game... shot 47.6 percent from three-point range and 86 percent from the free throw line for the Saints... coached by Lee Smith... a finalist for Tennessee's Mr. Basketball... an honorable mention McDonald's High School All-American... first team all-state as a senior... holds school single-game scoring record (51 points)... scored more than 1,700 career points.

PERSONAL

Williams' father, Bowman, played on the college level at Washington & Lee ... hobbies include fly fishing and golf ... his pre-game superstition is taking a shower before the game ... turns 22 the day after Wake's first exhibition game Nov. 3 against the EA Sports All-Stars ... nicknames are "Buddy" and "Al-Will."

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

What makes Wake Forest Basketball special?
Academics, plus the ACC

The first thing I thought when meeting Coach Prosser for the first time:
Wondered if Coach Prosser thought I was the manager

My favorite Coach Prosser phrase:
"I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but when it comes to basketball, 99.9% of the time I'm right."

The people that have helped me the most since coming to Wake Forest:
My dad and Coach Battle

My first memory of playing basketball:
Driveway games of "Horse" with my dad and brothers

If I have a career besides pro basketball it will be:
Somewhere in the business world, coaching 13-year old AAU basketball on the side

The best player I've ever guarded was:
Josh Howard

The best concert I have ever attended was:
Alan Jackson in Greensboro

The most famous person I've ever met:
Roger Staubach

 

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