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Nino  Williams
11  Nino Williams
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Leavenworth [Kan.]

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L

10/22/2014

K-State Men's Basketball Holds Annual Media Day

K-State Players Discuss Upcoming 2014-15 Season

03/20/2013

12/14 K-State Plays La Salle in NCAA Tournament

The Wildcats and Explorers will play on Friday at 2:10 pm

03/13/2013

11/12 K-State Faces Texas at Big 12 Championship

The Wildcats will play No. 7 Texas on Thursday at 6 p.m.

03/09/2013

9/10 K-State Falls to 13/14 Oklahoma State, 76-70

Rodney McGruder leads three 'Cats in double figures with 22 points

03/08/2013

Big 12 Title On Line as K-State/OSU Play Saturday

The Wildcats can win a share of Big 12 title with a win in Stillwater

03/11/2015

Men's Basketball vs. TCU (USATSI)

Men's Basketball falls to TCU, 67-65; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)

02/11/2015

Men's Basketball vs. No. 21 West Virginia (USATSI)

Men's Basketball vs. No. 21 West Virginia; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)

12/06/2014

Kansas State @ Tennessee

Men's basketball, USATSI Gallery -- 12/6/14

01/28/2014

Kansas State vs. Texas Tech (USATSI)

Kansas State vs. Texas Tech (USATSI)

11/21/2012

Kansas State vs. Delaware - AP Photos

Kansas State vs. Delaware - AP Photos (11/21/12)

Honors
• 2015 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (league coaches)
• 2015 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (AP)
• Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (12/15/2014)
• Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (1/26/2015)
• Fall 2012 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
• Spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll

Career
• Williams spent five seasons in the program after receiving a medical redshirt as a true freshman.
• Williams saw action 96 of the last 100 games, including 49 starts, his last 3 seasons after playing in just 15 combined contests during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.
• Williams scored 712 points in his K-State career on 47.7 percent shooting (267-of-560) to go 409 rebounds in 111 career games with 49 starts.

As A Senior (2014-15)
• Saw action in 29 games, including 28 starts.
• Averaged 11.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting (120-of-251) with 5.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 26.9 minutes per game… Connected on a team-high 82.9 percent (87-of-105) from the free throw line.
• Led or tied for the team lead in 5 categories, including 20-point games (4), double-doubles (3), field goals made (120), free throw percentage (82.9) and rebounding average (5.3 rpg.).
• Ranked second in scoring, field goals attempted (251), free throws made (87) and attempted (105), offensive rebounds (52), defensive rebounds (103) and rebounds (155).
• Paced the team in scoring and rebounding on 10 occasions.
• One of four Big 12 players (along with Georges Niang, Le’Bryan Nash and Perry Ellis) to be ranked among the Big 12’s Top 20 in scoring, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and rebounding.
• Ranked third in the Big 12 in overall field goal percentage and 11th in Big 12-only field goal percentage.
• Ranked among the Big 12’s Top 20 in both scoring (16th) and rebounding (19th), while was also placing in the Top 5 in free throw percentage (5th).
• Scored in double figures 17 times, including on eight occasions in Big 12 play… Led the team in scoring 10 times, including on six occasions in Big 12 play... Scored a season-high 22 twice, including at Iowa State (1/20/15) and at West Virginia (2/11/15).
• Posted a team-high four 20-point games, including 22 at Iowa State (1/20/15) and West Virginia (2/11/15) and 20 vs. Savannah State (12/14/14) and Oklahoma State (1/24/15).
• Tallied three double-doubles, including a 14-point, 12-rebound effort vs. Bradley (12/9/14), a 14-point, 10-rebound effort at TCU (2/18/15) and a 13-point, 10-rebound effort vs. TCU (3/11/15) at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.
• Led the team in rebound on 10 occasions, including eight times in Big 12 play.
• Started 17 Big 12 games… Averaged 10.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting (68-of-155) in Big 12 play with 5.4 rebounds in 27.4 minutes per game… Connected on a Big 12-best 88.7 percent (47-of-53) from the free throw line in league-only games… Led the team in field goals, while was second in scoring, free throws, rebounding and minutes.
• Ranked among the Big 12’s Top 20 in five categories in league play, including first in free throw percentage, 11th in field goal percentage, 15th in offensive rebounds (1.9), 17th in rebounding and 20th in scoring,
• Twice named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (12/15/14 and 1/26/15), becoming just the seventh Wildcat to earn the award at least twice in a single season and the first since Rodney McGruder in 2013.
• Won the Wayne McClain Play Hard Chart with 277 points.

As A Junior (2013-14)
• Saw action in all 33 games, including 10 starts... Usually one of the first options off the bench, as his 16.3 minutes per game average tied for most by all reserves... One of six players to play in all 33 contests... Nine of his 10 starts came in the last nine games after an injury to senior Shane Southwell, where he averaged 21.3 minutes per contest.
• Played 20 or more minutes in 11 contests, including a season-best 45 in the double-overtime loss at Baylor (2/15/14).
• Averaged 6.2 points on 50.3 percent shooting (77-of-153) with 3.5 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game... Connected on 72.2 percent (52-of-72) from the free throw line... Ranked second on the team in offensive rebounds (62), third in field goal percentage and free throw percentage, fourth in field goals, free throws and rebounding average.
• In his last nine games, he averaged 7.8 points on 49.1 percent shooting (28-of-57) with 4.8 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game... Ranked second in rebounding average, third in field goals and field goal percentage and fourth in scoring during this nine-game span to end the season.
• Scored in double figures seven times, all in Big 12 play... His seven double-digit scoring games in Big 12 play ranked third on the team behind Foster (15) and Gipson (13)... Scored a career-high 20 points at Baylor (2/15/14) on 9-of-17 shooting... Led the team in scoring twice, including 12 points in a loss at No. 18 Kansas (1/11/14) and Baylor.
• Tallied a double-double against Baylor (3/8/14) with 15 points and a season-high 10 rebounds.
• Led the team in rebounding on six occasions, all in Big 12 play... Grabbed five or more rebounds in nine contests, including a combined 18 in two meetings with Baylor... Also posted nine boards in a win over No. 25 Oklahoma (1/14/14).
• Saw action in all 18 Big 12 games with seven starts... Averaged 8.1 points on 50.9 percent shooting (55-of-108) with 4.3 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per game... Connected on 76.1 percent (35-of-46) from the free throw line in league-only games.
• Led the team in offensive rebounds (45) in Big 12 games, while he was second in field goal percentage and rebounding average and third in field goals and free throws.
• Ranked 10th in the Big 12 in offensive rebounds in league play.

As A Sophomore (2012-13)
• Saw action in 34 games, including 11 starts, as a sophomore... Trailed only Thomas Gipson and Rodney McGruder in number of games played... Started 11 of the first 13 games, including nine in a row to start the season...Was injured vs. No. 14/14 Gonzaga (12/15/12) and missed the Texas Southern (12/18/12) game... Moved to the bench after the change to the four-guard lineup on Dec. 18, serving as a reserve in the last 22 contests.
• Registered double-digit minutes in 19 games, including a season-best 32 minutes vs. UMKC (12/29/12).
• Averaged 4.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting (60-of-130) with 3.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 12.5 minutes per game... Connected on 69.7 percent (23-of-33) from the free throw line.
• Ranked fourth in offensive rebounds and fifth in total rebounds and rebounds per game.
• Led the team in scoring with 16 points vs. South Dakota (12/31/12) on 7-of-10 field goals... Posted five double-digit scoring efforts, including three in Big 12 play... Scored a season-high 17 points in the win over No. 22/21 Oklahoma State (1/5/13) on 7-of-11 field goals.
• Led the team in rebounding four times, including a season-best 13 rebounds vs. UMKC (12/29/12)... Also snagged five or more rebounds in nine other games.
• Saw action in all 18 Big 12 games, averaging 3.4 points on 50.9 percent shooting (27-of-53) with 2.1 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per game... Connected on 61.5 percent (8-of-13) from the free throw line.

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) 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).
• Saw time in four Big 12 games, averaging 4.3 points on 38.5 percent (5-of-13) 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 boards in just 15 minutes.

As A Freshman (2010-11)
• Received a medical redshirt after sustaining several injuries... 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.
• 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.

High School
• Rated No. 89 on the Rivals' 150 for 2011, including No. 20 among small forwards, before opting to enroll early after committing to the program in October 2009.
• Helped Leavenworth to a 17-8 overall 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... Named the Kansas City Star's Athlete of the Week on Jan. 4, 2010... Selected honorable mention Class 6A by the Topeka Capital-Journal as a junior.
• 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... Led the Pioneers to the state tournament with a 20-point, 14-rebound effort against Shawnee Mission Northwest.
• Coached by Larry Hogan.

Personal
Nino Lorenzo Williams was born Sept. 13, 1991 in St. Louis, Missouri... Guardian is Derek Zeck.
• Played his AAU ball with the Mo-Kan Spiece.
• Earned his bachelor's degree in social science in May 2014 and completed a certificate in conflict analysis and trauma studies in May 2015.