The Wildcats and Explorers will play on Friday at 2:10 pm
The Wildcats will play No. 7 Texas on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Rodney McGruder leads three 'Cats in double figures with 22 points
The Wildcats can win a share of Big 12 title with a win in Stillwater
The Wildcats will celebrate its three-man senior class in a pregame ceremony
As A Redshirt Freshman (2011-12): Played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman... Registered double-digit minutes in three games, including a season-best 15 minutes at Oklahoma (1/14/12)... Averaged 2.2 points on 33.3 percent shooting (7-of-21), including 18.2 percent (2-of-11) from 3-point range, with 2.1 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per game... Connected on 76.9 percent (10-of-13) from the free throw line... Scored in six games, including a season-best 12 points at Oklahoma (1/14/12)... Grabbed a season-best nine rebounds at Oklahoma (1/14/12)... Had at least one rebound in nine games... Dished out an assist in three games... Saw time in four Big 12 games... Averaged 4.3 points on 38.5 percent (5-of-13), including 14.3 percent (1-of-7) from 3-point range, with 3.8 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game in Big 12 play... Connected on 85.7 percent (6-of-7) from the free throw line in league games... Set season-highs in 10 categories at Oklahoma (1/14/12) with a near double-double of 12 points and nine rebounds in just 15 minutes of action... Scored five points at Kansas (1/4/12) with four rebounds in 12 minutes... Grabbed five rebounds vs. Howard (12/31/11) with two points... Recorded four points vs. Loyola Chicago in eight minutes... Coached by Frank Martin.
As A Freshman (2010-11): Received a medical redshirt after receiving two concussions... Played in just three games, averaging 2.3 points on 60 percent shooting with 1.3 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game... Played a season-high 13 minutes against Emporia State (11/29/10), totaling four points on 2-of-3 field goals with four rebounds, one block and one steal... Also played four minutes vs. Texas Southern (11/26/10)... Made his Wildcat debut against Gonzaga (11/22/10) in the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic semifinals at the Sprint Center with three points in two minutes of action... Made his first and only 3-pointer against the Bulldogs... Coached by Frank Martin.
High School: Rated No. 89 on the Rivals' 150 for 2011, including No. 20 among small forwards, before opting to enroll early at K-State after committing to the program in October 2009... Helped Leavenworth to a 17-8 record as a senior in 2009-10, including a No. 7 final ranking by the Kansas City Star... Lost to Blue Valley North in the Class 6A state tournament third-place game... Selected Mr. Kansas Basketball by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA)... He became the sixth Wildcat to earn the honor, following Steve Henson (1986), Gaylon Nickerson (1988), Brian Henson (1991), Josh Reid (1996) and Quentin Buchanan (1999)... Named second team All-State for all classes and first team Class 6A by the Topeka Capital-Journal... Scored a game-high 20 points for the North squad in the KBCA All-Star Game in August... Averaged 20 points and 9.5 rebounds as a senior in 2009-10... Recorded 11 20-point games and led the team in scoring on 15 occasions... Scored a season-high 29 points twice, including against Wichita Heights in the Class 6A semifinals on March 12... Propelled the Pioneers to the state tournament with a 20-point, 14-rebound effort against Shawnee Mission Northwest... Named the Kansas City Star's Athlete of the Week on Jan. 4... Missed three games due to an ankle injury... Selected honorable mention Class 6A by the Topeka Capital-Journal as a junior... Led the team in scoring and rebounding as a junior... Coached by Larry Hogan.
Personal: Nino Lorenzo Williams was born Sept. 13, 1991 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Guardian is Derek Zeck... Played his AAU ball with the Mo-Kan Spiece, along with teammate Will Spradling... Major is social science.