Paul  Williams
Paul Williams


North Bergen, N.J.

High School:
St. Patricks

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 215


GENERAL...Competitive, hard-nosed talent who can score around the basket?Tough athlete with great instincts and solid knowledge of the game?Very determined young player who developed into a reliable option off the bench as the season progressed?Solid inside defensive presence who adds depth and rebounding to Siena's young and talented front court?Runs floor extremely well...Consistency has been main downfall, but will likely play a vital role in postseason success.

2002-2003...Played in all 32 contests averaging nearly 13 minutes per game...Collected 2.7 rebounds and added 3.2 points per game...Registered 12 games with at least four rebounds...Scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds in helping the Saints capture the Holiday Stores/Big R Classic with a 71-58 victory over tournament host Montana State (12/30) in the Championship game...Finished third on teh team with 15 blocks.

BEFORE SIENA...Averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and 2.5 blocks senior season at St. Patrick's...Named First Team All-State despite breaking foot prior to state playoffs...Selected Player of the Year in Union County and MVP of team...Coaches selection as Best 'Big Man' in State of New Jersey.

The Paul Williams File

Nickname: P-dub
My favorite part of the trip to Mexico this summer was: Everything we did in Cancun
The one thing I wish people knew about me but don't is: I didn't start playing basketball until I was a freshman in high school
My idol is: My mother
My post-school ambition is to: Play professional basketball
My favorite book is: The Bible
My favorite food is: Steak
What I like most about playing basketball at Siena is: The Pepsi Arena and the big crowds
The person I would most like to play 1 on 1 is: Rasheed Wallace
My advice to children is: Always keep your head up and let nothing or no one get in the way of your dreams
If I could change one thing about college basketball it would be: That we get paid
The most important lesson playing college basketball has taught me is: Time management
My favorite class at Siena is: Psychology
My preseason MVP's are: Tommy Mitchell and Michael Haddix
The thing I like most about Albany is: That we are the biggest news around here

Career Highs

Points: 7 three times-most recent: vs. Rider 2/3/03
Rebounds: 7 at Montana State 12/30/02
Assists: 3 twice-most recent: vs. Niagara 2/18/03
Steals: 2 vs. Canisius 12/7/02
Blocks: 3 vs. Villanova 3/18/03
FG Made: 3 six times-most recent: vs. Rider 2/3/03
FG Attempted: 7 twice-most recent: vs. Marist 2/1/03
FT Made: 4 vs. Providence 1/4/03
FT Attempted: 5 twice-most recent: vs. Providnece 1/4/03
Minutes: 25 twice-most recent: at Rider 2/23/03