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#20 Jordan Williams
Position: Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 260
Hometown: Torrington, Conn.
High School: Torrington HS
Experience: 1 Letter
G.WILLIAMS ON J.WILLIAMS - "Jordan had a great freshman year. The key to anyone's career is to keep improving. Making first team All-Freshman ACC was an accomplishment, but now he has to set his sights higher and to continue his development as a player."

AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10) - ACC ALL-ROOKIE TEAM SELECTION... First Terp since Steve Blake in 2000... Led Terps with 8.6 rpg average this season... Had at least 5 rebounds in 32 of 33 games this season.. Ranked 2nd in ACC in rebounding, tops on list among freshmen... 10.4 rpg in last 10 games... Only 3rd Terp freshman in history with 250 points and 250 boards (Joe Smith, Buck Williams)... 12.6 ppg in last 10 outings (6 in double figures, 5 double-doubles.538 FG% (49-for-91)... Had 7 points, 6 rebounds in 18 minutes in exhibition game vs. Indiana, Pa. (11/3)... Nearly missed double-double in collegiate debut with 12 points, 9 boards vs. Charleston So... Third straight start vs. UNH (11/20) with 8 points and team-high 7 rebounds in 25 minutes... First double-figure rebound game of collegiate career came with 10 in 21 mins. vs. Chaminade (Also a season-high 3 blocks and 9 points, 5-for-8 FT)... Had 9 boards in 22 minutes vs. Cincinnati (11/24)... Had then-season-highs in rebounds (11), minutes (28) in win at Indiana (12/1)... Career-highs of 19 points (9-13 FT) and 12 rebounds en route to first career double-double in BB&T Classic vs. #3 Villanova (12/6)... Had 12 points (4-4 FG) and 8 boards in 18 minutes off bench vs. Winston-Salem State (12/22)... Tied season-high with 3 blocks vs. Florida Atlantic (12/27 - Also 7 points, 6 rebounds)... Had 8 points, 8 boards in 19 minutes with 2 blocks vs. William & Mary (12/30)... Led Terps with 11 rebs (season-high 6 off.) at UNCG (1/3), 4th double-figure game this year... Hit 6 of 8 from floor for 12 points at Wake Forest (1/12)... First assist of college career came at Boston College (1/16)... 2nd double-double of season came with 13 points, 10 rebs in only 15 minutes vs. Longwood... Just missed double-double with 9 points, 9 rebounds in win over NC State (1/23)... ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK after double-double with 13 points, 13 boards at Clemson (1/31 - Hit 4 of 5 from floor, 5 of 6 at line, 13 boards matched Mosley for most by Terp this year)... Had season-highs in FG (7), FGA (11) at Florida State (2/4) on way to 14 pts, 6 rebs, 2 blks... Had 8 points, team-high 6 boards, block, 2 steals in 25 minutes in win over UNC (2/7)... 4th double-double of season with 11 points, 11 boards vs. UVa (2/15 - 5-for-8 from floor)... Had 19 points, 11 rebounds at NC State (2/17) for 2nd straight double-double (7-for-10 FG)... Missed 3rd straight double-double with 9 points, 12 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech (2/20)... 8 FG and 12 FGA were season-highs en route to 18 points in 28 minutes vs. Clemson (2/24)... ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK for 3/1 after 15 rebounds in 2OT win at Virginia Tech (2/27) were most by Terp this season (Scored 9 points in 39 minutes)... 6th double-double of season came in win over #4 Duke (3/3 - 15 points, 11 boards, 3 blocks)... Set season-highs in points (21), rebounds (17) in NCAA first round win vs. Houston (3/19 - 17 boards were most by any player in a first-round game)... Double-doubles in both games of NCAA as a true freshman.

BEFORE MARYLAND - Gatorade Player of the Year in state of Connecticut at Torrington HS... Named Player of the Year in state of Connecticut by the New Haven Register... Averaged 35.7 points per game as a senior and ended his career as the all-time leader in Torrington HS and Naugatuck Valley League history... Scored 2,228 points in his career and topped 1,000 points in his senior season... Finished 7th all-time in scoring in the state... Team won state title in his freshman year and reached final in 2009... Scored 36 points (15-for-20 FG) with 13 boards and nine blocks in 2009 Connecticut Class L Final as Torrington lost 58-57... Three-time all-state and All-NVL selection... Holds school records for single-season points (36.0 ppg) and rebounds (20.0 rpg)... Single-game record was 52 points, accomplished three times, his senior year... Had another game with 50 points... Averaged 28 points, 16 rebounds as a junior... Became a YouTube star with his highlight of shattering a backboard in a game this season... Four-star prospect by Scout.com

PERSONAL - Parents are Leron and Dedra Williams... Siblings are Nicole, Desmond and Caycee... Uncle, Murray Williams, played at UConn and held the Torrington HS career record until Jordan broke it this season... Planning to major in criminal justice... Lists winning the Connecticut state championship as a freshman as his biggest sports thrill... High school coach was Tony Turina... Would cast Will Smith in a movie about his life... Studying in the division of letters adn sciences... Would like to see a longer basketball season... Chose Maryland over St. John's, Villanova, Marquette, UConn, Pittsburgh and others... Recipient of the Cliff & Camillle Kendall Family Fund Scholarship.

WILLIAMS' CAREER STATISTICS

SeasonGP-GSMin-AvgFG-APct3FG-APctFT-APctOR-DRReb-AvgPF-DQAstTOBlkStlPts-Avg
2009-1033-31817-24.8126-246.5120-0.00064-121.52994-190284-8.690-17313224316-9.6

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