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Amir Williams
Amir Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Country Day

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 250

Position:
Center

12/13/2014

Balanced Offense Leads No. 12 Ohio State Over Morehead State, 87-71

D'Angelo Russell and Sam Thompson each scored 15 points to lead the Buckeyes

11/28/2014

No. 16 Men's Basketball Defeats James Madison, 73-56

Sam Thompson led the Buckeyes with 13 points and six rebounds in win over James Madison.

10/16/2014

Buckeyes Tabbed Third by Panel of Conference Media

Wisconsin named unanimous preseason Big Ten favorite

03/14/2014

No. 24 Buckeyes Take Down Nebraska, 71-67

LaQuinton Ross scores 26 points and pulls down 13 rebounds.

03/09/2014

Ohio State Upsets No. 22 MSU, 69-67

Buckeyes Held Spartans Scoreless the Final 4:30

03/21/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Arizona

NCAA Tournament on March 21, 2015

03/19/2015

Ohio State vs. VCU (USATSI)

Ohio State Rallies Past VCU 75-72 in OT

03/12/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota

Big Ten Tournament on March 12, 2015

03/01/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Purdue

March 1, 2015

02/11/2015

Ohio State vs. Penn State (USATSI)

Ohio State takes on Penn State at home

AS A SENIOR (2014-15)

  • Played in 33 games, making 29 starts while averaging 19.5 minutes per game
  • Tallied 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while blocking a team-best 52 shots
  • Made 66.1 percent (76-for-115) of his attempts from the field
  • Ranks fifth in Ohio State history with 187 career blocks

Notable Games in 2014-15

  • Tallied 12 points on 6 of 6 shooting to go along with four rebounds and a career-high three steals vs. Marquette (11/18)
  • Scored 10 points and grabbed five boards vs. Campbell (11/26)
  • Tallied seven points, nine rebounds and three blocks vs. James Madison (11/28)
  • Recorded six points, five boards, two blocks and two steals at Louisville (12/2)
  • Notched eight points and eight rebounds vs. Colgate (12/6)
  • Tallied 12 points, nine boards and five blocks against Morehead State (12/13)
  • Scored seven points and added eight rebounds against Miami (12/22)
  • Scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds while blocking four shots against Wright State (12/27)
  • Notched nine points and five rebounds vs. Iowa (12/30)
  • Tallied eight points, five blocks and three steals at Minnesota (1/6)
  • Totaled 10 points, five boards and three blocks against Michigan (1/13)
  • Tallied six points and eight rebounds vs. Maryland (1/29)
  • Scored 10 points at Purdue (2/4)
  • Totaled four points and four boards at Rutgers (2/8)
  • Scored five points and pulled down seven rebounds against Penn State (2/11)
  • Tallied eight points and five boards at Michigan State (2/14)
  • Recorded four points and eight boards at Michigan (2/22)
  • Tallied four points, three boards and two blocks against Nebraska (2/26)
  • Notched six points, six rebounds and three blocks against Purdue (3/1)
  • Scored 13 points vs. VCU (3/19(
  • Tallied four points and four boards vs. Arizona (3/21)

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14)

  • Started all 35 games, averaging 7.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds a contest
  • Shot 60 percent from field (101-of-169) in 2013-14
  • Passed 400-point mark for his career (450)
  • Played in 100th career game vs. Michigan in Big Ten Tournament (3/15)
  • Scored in double figures on 12 occasions in 2013-14

Notable Games in 2013-14

  • Earned first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds vs Ohio (11/12) ... 14 points were a then-career high
  • Recorded second career double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds vs. Wyoming (11/25) in career-high 32 minutes
  • Collected career-high 16 rebounds vs. Wyoming (11/25) ... eight offensive and eight defensive boards also career bests
  • Led all scorers with a career-high 18 points vs. North Florida (11/29) ... 8 field goals and 11 attempts serves as career high
  • Tied a career high with six blocks vs. Bryant (12/11)
  • Tied career high with 8 defensive rebounds vs. North Dakota State (12/14)
  • Recorded third-career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds vs. Delaware (12/18)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13)

  • Played in all 37 games, moving into a starting role for the last 26 contests, beginning against Chicago State (12/29)
  • Produced 3.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per contest
  • Shot at a 56 percent clip this year (40-72), a team high among players with at least 20 FG attempts
  • Led team in blocks with 50, producing multi-block games 14 times, and putting up at least one in 24 games

Notable Games in 2012-13

  • Saw a career-high 16 minutes of action vs. Albany in the season opener (11/11)
  • Averaged 4.0 points between the two games of the Hall of Fame Tipoff in Connecticut, including a season-high five vs. Washington (11/18)
  • Tied a then-career high with six points vs. UMKC (11/23)
  • Grabbed career-high 10 rebounds at Duke (11/28), including seven in the first half
  • Tallied a career-high tying seven points vs. Winthrop (12/18)
  • Put up a career-best six blocks vs. Iowa (1/22)
  • Had nine points at Michigan (2/5), a then-career high
  • Secured career highs in points (10), field-goal makes (4) and attempts (7) in win over Northwestern (2/14)

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12)

  • Played in 27 games with 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 points per game with 23 blocks (second on the team)
  • Made three appearances in NCAA tournament games, including the Final Four contest vs. Kansas (3/31)

Notable Games

  • Tallied seven boards, including five off the offensive glass, and five points vs. Jackson State (11/18)
  • Put up four blocks vs. VMI (11/23), the most for a Buckeye player since 2/22/11 when David Lighty swatted six against Illinois
  • Tallied one block in single minute vs. Duke (11/29)
  • Scored career-high six points and added pair of blocks in win at South Carolina (12/17)
  • Grabbed six rebounds, including four off the defensive glass, against Northwestern (12/28)
  • Put up trio of blocks vs. Penn State (1/25), his fourth multi-block performance of the season
  • Took the court in all three of the Big Ten Tournament games, averaging 2.7 minutes per an appearance
  • Played nine minutes in regional final vs. Syracuse (3/24), spelling foul-plagued Jared Sullinger and Evan Ravenel ... Tallied three points and a pair of blocks in win
  • Saw action in first career NCAA game, playing four minutes against Gonzaga (3/17), securing a block

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE

  • Averaged 18 points, 12.6 rebounds and nearly five blocks per game his senior season at Detroit Country Day High School, earning McDonalds All-America accolades
  • Also dished out 32 assists and had 29 steals his final season
  • Finished third in Michigan Mr. Basketball voting
  • Produced a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds in the title game
  • Played for legendary coach Kurt Keener at Detroit County Day H.S. He also played for The Family AAU team with teammate Trey McDonald on the summer circuit.
  • Son of Keith Jacks and Erma Williams and is the brother of Nikita Williams and Khalil Williams. Cousin, Darrill Williams, played football for Cincinnati
  • Lists greatest sports thrill is winning 2010 Michigan state championship and advancing to title game in 2011

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