Men's Basketball

Amir Williams


Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Country Day

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 250


Amir  Williams


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


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.


Buckeyes Tabbed Third by Panel of Conference Media

Wisconsin named unanimous preseason Big Ten favorite


No. 24 Buckeyes Take Down Nebraska, 71-67

LaQuinton Ross scores 26 points and pulls down 13 rebounds.


Ohio State Upsets No. 22 MSU, 69-67

Buckeyes Held Spartans Scoreless the Final 4:30


Men's Basketball vs. Arizona

NCAA Tournament on March 21, 2015


Ohio State vs. VCU (USATSI)

Ohio State Rallies Past VCU 75-72 in OT


Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota

Big Ten Tournament on March 12, 2015


Men's Basketball vs. Purdue

March 1, 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


  • 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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