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Marcus Williams Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 15, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Marcus Williams’ Honors



?* Dick Vitale’s “Diaper Dandy of the Week” (Dec. 24)

?* national Freshman of the Week (Jan. 2)

?* Pac-10 all-Freshman team

?* Freshman All-America

?* second team all-Rookie


General:  Enjoyed a stellar freshman campaign ... Developed into one of the most consistent Wildcats in 2005-06 ... Displayed an impressive mid-range game ... Willing to put in the hard work necessary to improve ... One of the best wing players to come out of the west ... An outstanding outside shooter with the ability to beat defenders off the dribble ... Joins Michael Dickerson (1994-98) and Jason Terry (1995-99) as Seattle natives recruited by Lute Olson.


2005-06 (Freshman):  His 430 points scored are the seventh-most by a freshman in Arizona history ... A freshman All-American selection ... Second team all-Rookie selection by ... Named to the Pac-10 all-Freshman team ... His mid-range game continues to improve as he becomes more assertive ... Led all Pac-10 freshmen with a 13.0 ppg average (15th in the league), has five or more rebounds in 14 of his last 18 games, and averaged 13.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Closed the season with six consecutive games with double-figure points, which equaled a season-best ... Olson compared Williams to Sean Elliott (1985-89), UA’s career scoring leader, at similar points of their freshman seasons ... Averaged a team-leading 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, while shooting 40.6 percent (54-of-133) from the field, over his last 10 games ... Named national Freshman of the Week by on Jan. 2 after his performance on the Washington road trip, where he averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and shot 56.5 percent (13-of-23) from the floor in the two wins ... Named Dick Vitale’s “Diaper Dandy of the Week” on Dec. 24 for his Fiesta Bowl Classic performance where he averaged 16.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and shot 82.4 percent (14-of-17) from the field in wins over Sam Houston State and Western Kentucky ... Averaged 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two NCAA Tournament games ... Hit a UA season-high 12-of-15 free throws en route to 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists vs. Villanova on 3/19 in NCAA Minneapolis Region second round game ... Made his NCAA Tournament debut with 10 points, a game-high seven boards, two blocks and three steals vs. Wisconsin on 3/17 ... Averaged 18.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two Pac-10 Tournament games ... Scored a career-high 25 points (fourth 20-point game) on 3-of-3 3-point shooting to go with seven boards and a season-best two blocked shots on 3/10 vs. UCLA ... Tallied 11 points and equaled a season-best four steals vs. Stanford on 3/9 ... Registered his third 20-point game of the season with 20 points vs. Washington on 3/4, but missed a pair of free throws with 20 seconds left that could have given Arizona the lead ... Posted game-high totals of 17 points and six rebounds on 3/2 vs. Washington State on 3/2, including a key bucket and three FTs down the stretch ... Finished with nine points, four rebounds and three assists on 2/25 vs. Arizona State ... Scored nine of his 11 points in the second half at Stanford on 2/19 to go with five boards and two assists ... Topped 20 points for the second time in his career with 21 points and five rebounds at California on 2/16 ... Posted 16 points, five rebounds and a season-best four steals on 2/11 vs. Oregon State ... Tallied nine points, six rebounds and two steals vs. Oregon on 2/9 ... Hit just 4-of-12 FG, but finished with 11 points, five rebounds and equaled a season best with five assists on 2/4 at UCLA ... Finished one board shy of a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds on 2/2 at USC ... Hit 3-of-5 treys and finished with 17 points at North Carolina on 1/28 ... Reached double figures on 4-of-12 shooting, but added eight boards two assists and a block on 1/25 at Arizona State ... Grabbed a season-best 11 rebounds (also a UA season high) to go with nine points and two assists on 1/21 vs. California ... Hit a season-high nine FGs (3-of-3 3-pt. FG) en route to 22 points (first career 20-point game) and six rebounds on 1/19 vs. Stanford ... Scored 10 points to go with a game-high seven rebounds on 1/14 at Oregon ... Hit 2-of-5 FG at Oregon State on 1/12 ... Posted 10 points, four rebounds and three assists on 1/7 vs. USC ... Hit 6-of-7 FT to finish with a season-best 19 points, while adding three points and three assists vs. UCLA on 1/5 ... Tallied 16 points and a career-high nine rebounds in 44 minutes of double overtime win at Washington on 12/31 ... Collected 15 points (in 21 minutes) to go with five boards and a block on 12/29 at Washington State ... Hit 6-of-8 FGs to finish with 14 points a block and a steal on 12/21 vs. Western Kentucky ... Connected on 8-of-9 FG attempts, including 2-of-2 treys) en route to a season-high 18 points on 12/19 vs. Sam Houston State ... Tallied seven points, two assists and three steals on 12/17 at Utah ... Hit 6-of-7 FTs en route to 14 points vs. Saint Mary’s on 12/10 ... Led the team with 35 minutes played on 12/8 vs. Northern Arizona and finished with 17 points (8-of-14 FG), three rebounds and five assists ... Scored eight points and added three assists in a season-best 24 minutes on 11/27 vs. Virginia ... Grabbed a season-high six rebounds at Houston on 12/3 ... Tallied eight points (4-of-5 FG), two boards and two assists on 11/23 vs. Michigan State, but did miss a pair of FTs with eight seconds to go in OT that could have tied the game ... Registered four points and two rebounds vs. Connecticut on 11/22 ... Posted two points, a rebound, an assist and two steals in his collegiate debut on 11/21 vs. Kansas.


High School:  Ranked as the No. 6 small forward prospect in the country by ... Signed with Arizona during the November Early Signing Period ... Averaged better than 27.0 points per game in each of his last two prep seasons ... A four-year letterman at Roosevelt High School ... Led Rough Riders to a 21-6 record and first state tournament appearance in 17 seasons under head coach Bart Brandenburg ... Averaged 28.6 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals as a senior ... Earned first-team all-state kudos as a junior and senior ... A three-time all-league selection and the 2005 King County 4A Conference Most Valuable Player ... An adidas All-American ... Played in the 2005 Global Games on the same team with current Wildcats Fendi Onobun and J.P. Prince, July 23-30, in Dallas, Texas, where he averaged 18.8 points and 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game, while shooting 48.3 percent (43-of-89) from the floor in six games ... Averaged a state-leading 27.2 points per game and added 8.0 rebounds per game as a junior.





Marcus Williams


25, vs. UCLA, 3/10/2006



11, vs. California, 1/21/2006



9, twice, last, vs. UCLA, 3/10/2006



19, vs. UCLA, 3/10/2006



3, three times, last, vs. UCLA, 3/10/2006



6, vs. Villanova, 3/19/2006



12, vs. Villanova, 3/19/2006



15, vs. Villanova, 3/19/2006



5, twice, last, at UCLA, 2/4/2006



4, twice, last, vs. Stanford, 3/9/2006



2, vs. UCLA, 3/10/2006



44, at Washington, 12/31/2005


Williams, Marcus

                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2005-06   33-25   952/28.8  159-351  .453   30-69   .435   82-113  .726  61-93   154  4.7  60-0   61  59  18  32  430/13.0
TOTAL     33-25   952/28.8  159-351  .453   30-69   .435   82-113  .726  61-93   154  4.7  60-0   61  59  18  32  430/13.0
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