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Finished his career as one of the top defenders in program history ... Only player in Wake Forest history to earn multiple ACC All-Defensive Team awards, earning the honor in 2009 and 2010 ... Four-year starter who started 118 of 119 career games ... Ranks fifth all-time at Wake Forest in career starts ... Also ranks 11th at Wake Forest with 136 career steals ... Finished with 1,005 career points, surpassing the milestone in his final collegiate game ... Three-year team captain ... Intense and vocal leader ... Possessed an amazing leaping ability and was one of the best dunkers in the nation ... Placed fourth in the 2010 College Slam Dunk Contest ... Solid scorer who could knock down medium-range jumpers ... Local product who grew up in the Winston-Salem area and attended Forbush High School before completing his high school work in Florida at Montverde Academy.
Started all 31 games at guard ... Averaged 30.4 minutes per game ... Ranked fourth on the team with 8.7 points per game ... Ranked third on the team in rebounding with 5.6 per game ... Named to the ACC All-Defensive Team for the second straight season ... Also selected to the Fan's Guide to the ACC Coaches' All-Defensive Team for a second consecutive year ... Received the team's Best Defensive Player Award ... Ranked 20th in the ACC in rebounding ... Ranked 18th in the league in rebounding in conference games only, averaging 5.5 boards per game ... Ranked second on the team in assists (55) and third in steals (43), field goals (100) and offensive rebounds (61) ... Posted two double-doubles on the season to give him six for his career ... Scored in double figures in 12 games and led the team in scoring twice ... Ranked second on the squad with 22 dunks ... Finished with 92 dunks for his career ... Received an invitation to compete in the College Slam Dunk Contest on April 1 in Indianapolis ... Finished fourth in the event.
Opened the season with 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals vs. Oral Roberts (Nov. 13) ... Had 4 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals at East Carolina (Nov. 15) ... Finished with 6 points, 4 steals and 3 assists vs. High Point (Nov. 18) ... Scored 9 points and dished out 5 assists vs. Winston-Salem State (Nov. 24) ... Turned in 8 points and 4 rebounds vs. William & Mary (Nov. 28) ... Scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting and pulled down 6 boards at Purdue (Dec. 1) ... Had 4 points and 4 rebounds at Gonzaga (Dec. 5) ... Finished with 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting and 5 rebounds vs. Elon (Dec. 13) ... Scored a career-high 23 points on 6-of-7 shooting at UNC Wilmington (Dec. 16) ... Went 11-for-12 at the foul line, including 6-for-6 in the final 1:30, vs. the Seahawks ... Had 5 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals vs. NC State (Dec. 20) ... Scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and pulled down 9 boards at UNC Greensboro (Dec. 28) ... Posted a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds, in addition to 4 steals, vs. Richmond (Dec. 31) ... Scored 10 points and had 2 steals vs. Xavier (Jan. 3) ... Led the team with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting and had 4 steals at Miami (Jan. 9) ... Had 6 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals before fouling out vs. Maryland (Jan. 12) ... Pulled down 6 boards at Duke (Jan. 17) ... Dished out 4 assists and had 4 points at North Carolina (Jan. 20) ... Had 4 points and 6 rebounds vs. Virginia (Jan. 23) ... Turned in 9 points and 7 rebounds at Georgia Tech (Jan. 28) ... Finished with 7 points and 5 boards vs. Miami (Feb. 2) ... Scored 8 points on 4-of-5 shooting and pulled down 9 boards at Virginia (Feb. 6) ... Scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting and dished out 3 assists vs. Boston College (Feb. 9) ... Had 8 points and 4 assists vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 13) ... Netted 19 points on a career-high 9 field goals at Virginia Tech (Feb. 16) ... Posted a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds at NC State (Feb. 20) ... Had 14 points and 9 rebounds vs. North Carolina (Feb. 27) ... Recorded 4 points and 3 steals at Florida State (Mar. 3) ... Had 4 points and 2 assists on Senior Night vs. Clemson (Mar. 7) ... Pulled down 9 rebounds vs. Miami in the ACC Tournament (Mar. 11) ... Had 9 points and 9 rebounds to go along with 2 blocks in the NCAA Tournament vs. Texas (Mar. 18) ... Wrapped up his collegiate career with 6 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in the NCAA Tournament second round vs. Kentucky (Mar. 20) ... Scored his 1,000th career point in the loss to the Wildcats, becoming the 47th player in school history to accomplish the feat.
Played in and started all 31 games ... Served as a team captain for the second straight season ... Named to the ACC All-Defensive Team, becoming the first Deacon since Josh Howard in 2002-03 to be named first team ACC All-Defense ... Also selected to the Fan's Guide to the ACC Coaches' All-Defensive Team ... Received the team's Best Defensive Player award for the second time in his career ... Is the only Deacon to ever receive the award multiple times ... Played an average of 27.5 minutes per game ... Averaged 8.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... Ranked fourth on the team in steals (28) and fifth in assists (34) ... Shot 47.3 percent from the field ... Scored in double figures 12 times and led the team in scoring once ... Led the team in assists in two games ... Posted one double-double on the season to give him four for his career ... Finished with 32 dunks and drew six charges on the year.
Opened the season with two assists and two steals vs. N.C. Central (Nov. 14) ... Scored eight points vs. UNC Wilmington (Nov. 19) ... Had four points, four boards and two steals vs. Winston-Salem State (Nov. 24) ... Had five points, three assists and three steals vs. Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 27) ... Posted fourth career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Baylor (Nov. 30) in the championship game of the 76 Classic ... Also had five offensive boards and two steals in the win over the Bears ... Scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Indiana (Dec. 3) ... Had 13 points and five boards vs. Bucknell (Dec. 6) ... Scored 13 points vs. Wright State (Dec. 14) ... Finished with 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting at Richmond (Dec. 19) ... Scored in double figures for the sixth straight game with 12 points at East Carolina (Dec. 22) ... Had five points vs. Radford (Dec. 30) ... Scored 11 points and had three assists at BYU (Jan. 3) ... Scored nine points at Boston College (Jan. 14) ... Had 11 points at Clemson (Jan. 17) ... Scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds vs. Virginia Tech (Jan. 21) ... Scored seven points at Georgia Tech (Jan. 31) ... Had five points at Miami (Feb. 4) ... Scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting vs. Boston College (Feb. 8) ... Turned in eight points at NC State (Feb. 11) ... Scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting vs. Florida State (Feb. 14) ... Scored six points by converting a pair of three-point plays vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 18) ... Had 10 points and five rebounds at Duke (Feb. 22) ... Dished out three assists vs. NC State (Feb. 26) ... Had seven points and seven rebounds at Virginia (Feb. 28) ... Finished with five points, four assists and three steals vs. Clemson (Mar. 8) ... Scored seven points vs. Maryland at the ACC Tournament (Mar. 13) ... Finished with five points and five rebounds vs. Cleveland State in the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 20).
Saw action in 26 games and made 25 starts ... Served as a team captain ... Missed four games due to a fractured right hand suffered on Jan. 22 at Clemson ... Played an average of 27.7 minutes per contest ... Averaged 8.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game ... Ranked third on the team in scoring and fourth in rebounding ... Fourth on the team with 31 steals ... Shot 43.1 percent (84-of-195) from the floor ... Averaged 7.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in ACC play ... Scored in double figures 12 times and led the team in scoring twice ... Led the team in rebounding two times and pulled down double digit boards once ... Led the Deacs in assists twice ... Had 20 dunks on the year, second-most on the team ... Drew six charges on the defensive end, the third-highest total on the squad ... Scored in double figures in four of the first five games.
Opened the season with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting Nov. 9 vs. Fairfield ... Followed with 14 points, seven rebounds and a career-high six field goals Nov. 19 against N.C. Central ... Posted his only double-double of the season with career-highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds against Winston-Salem State on Dec. 23 ... Made 7-of-9 free throws against the Rams ... Had 13 points and six boards Nov. 29 at Charlotte ... Dished out a season-high three assists Dec. 1 vs. USC Upstate ... Scored 11 points and went 3-for-4 from beyond the arc at Vanderbilt on Dec. 5 ... Played a season-high 37 minutes Dec. 19 vs. USF, finishing with 10 points, three assists, two blocks and two steals ... Tallied 16 points Dec. 30 vs. Air Force ... Went 6-for-9 from the floor for 14 points against Presbyterian on Jan. 2 ... Had 10 points and two steals on Jan. 15 at Maryland ... Fractured his right hand at Clemson on Jan. 22 ... Dove for a loose ball and had his hand inadvertently stepped on while on the floor ... Scored 14 points before leaving the game with 2:29 remaining in the second half ... Returned to the lineup on Feb. 14 at Florida State, coming off the bench for the first time in his career ... Scored 10 points and went 4-for-5 from the floor in his return ... Re-inserted into the starting lineup the following game against Duke on Feb. 17 ... Had nine points and seven rebounds in Wake's upset of the No. 2-ranked Blue Devils ... Tied his career-high with four steals Mar. 1 at Georgia Tech ... Scored seven points and had four offensive boards against NC State on Mar. 8 ... Finished with six points in 25 minutes against FSU in the ACC Tournament on Mar. 13.
Started all 31 games ... Only two players in Wake Forest history -- Josh Howard and Tim Duncan -- started more games as freshmen ... Played 26.4 minutes per game ... Sank 21-of-54 three-point field goal attempts (.389) ... Shot just 56.5 percent from the free throw line ... Was a distant second on the team in assists (41) ... Blocked five shots ... Was second on the team in steals with 34 ... Averaged 8.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game ... Averaged 9.9 points and shot 51.3 percent in home games ... Scored in double figures 13 times, ranking second only to Kyle Visser ... Had two double-digit rebound games ... Recorded two double-doubles ... Led the Deacons in rebounding three times ... Ranked second on the team in dunks with 18 ... Drew five charges on defense ... Scored 11 points in his career debut, Nov. 11 vs. James Madison ... Scored 12 points, made 2-of-3 three-point field goals, and grabbed six rebounds Nov. 21 against Vanderbilt ... Recorded 16 points, five rebounds and four steals Dec. 22 vs. Richmond ... Produced a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds with three assists and two steals Jan. 1 against East Carolina ... Played 33 minutes, sank both three-point attempts, pulled down five rebounds and had two steals Jan. 13 against NC State ... Scored 13 points and made 2-of-3 three-point attempts Jan. 27 at Florida State ... Closed out the regular season March 3rd with 13 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in an upset of Virginia ... Scored a career-high 18 points and went 3-of-4 from behind the arc in March 28 ACC Tournament first round game against Georgia Tech.
Ranked as the No. 26 small forward nationally by Scout.com ... Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 33 shooting guard in the class of 2006 ... Also ranked by Rivals among the top 150 prospects in the country ... Part of a Wake Forest recruiting class that was ranked No. 10 in the country by Rivals ... Graduated from Montverde Academy in Florida in 2006 ... Finished up at Montverde the year prior to future Deacon Gary Clark attending the school ... Attended Forbush High School in East Bend, N.C. (a town 30 minutes northwest of Winston-Salem) before transferring to Montverde following his sophomore year ... Played his junior and senior seasons at Montverde under coach Kevin Sutton ... Played on a talent-loaded Montverde team that was nationally ranked both of his years there ... High school teammates included Luc Richard Mbah (UCLA), Franck Ndongo (VCU) and Szymon Lukasiak (Jacksonville) ... Helped the Eagles to a combined 42-14 record in two seasons ... Served as team captain and averaged 17.4 points, 3.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game as a senior ... Named second team all-state and to the All-Central Florida second team by the Orlando Sentinel ... Selected as Lake County Player of the Year ... Montverde, a private boarding school that does not compete in the Florida state high school tournament, went 21-6 in 2005 and 21-8 in 2006 ... Named to the Montverde All-Invitational Tournament Team two years in a row ... Attended the Nike All-America Camp ... Ran track for three years, two at Forbush and one at Montverde ... Also played football as a sophomore at Forbush ... Played AAU ball under coach Boo Williams ... His AAU team toured Brazil in the summer of 2005 ... Won the 2006 Senior Showcase slam-dunk contest in Orlando after jumping over a rack of basketballs for a two-handed dunk, followed by leaping over a local radio DJ for the contest-winner ... Was a member of his high school choir and served as president of Logos (Bible club).
Given name is Larry Demetrius Williams ... Son of Larry and Leslie Williams ... Has two siblings - one brother and one sister ... Born May 8, 1988 in McKeesport, Pa. ... Graduated with a degree in communication ... Chose Wake Forest over several ACC and SEC schools ... Committed verbally to the Deacons in May 2005 ... Would have worn jersey No. 24, but it has been retired at Wake Forest, so he flipped the numbers and wore No. 42.