|Robert Williams - 5
Physical guard who corralled five-or-more rebounds in 23 games last season ... averaged 8.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season ... his per game points average was fourth-best on the team ... hauled in a career-high 11 boards, six offensive, at Marshall (2/23) ... strong all-around game vs. Southern Miss (2/2/13) with 14 points on 3-of-5 shooting, six rebounds, four assists and went a career-best 6-for-6 at the foul line ... scored 12 points on 3-for-4 shooting including a pair of 3-pointers in the victory over UTEP (1/30)... averaged 14.3 ppg and shot 57.1 percent from the floor over a three-game span (11/24-12/1) in games vs. TCU, Troy and North Carolina ... registered a career-high 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting and made a career-best four 3-pointers at Troy (11/27) ... also tied a then career-high with nine rebounds vs. the Trojans ... ranked 11th in C-USA in offensive rebounds per game (2.6) and 16th in overall rebounding average (6.0).
Sophomore Season (2011-12)
Played in 31 contests on the season, making 23 starts ... averaged 3.7 points while pulling down 4.0 boards per contest ... one of the team's most versatile players as he led UAB in three-point shooting at 50.0 percent (15-of-30), ranked third on the team in rebounds per game, fourth in field goal percentage (41.7 percent) and fourth in assists per game (1.2) ... had 13 games of five rebounds or more ... hit the game-winning three pointer as the buzzer sounded to end overtime in the Blazers' win at Rice (1/18) ... had a season-best nine points to go along with five rebounds vs. Alabama A&M (12/31) ... collected seven points and six boards in the win over Jacksonville (12/22) ... went for seven points and seven rebounds vs. Tulsa (2/29) ... had seven points and six boards at Kent State (12/3) ... recorded six points and six rebounds at South Alabama (11/30) ... had five points, six rebounds and a career-best four assists vs. Houston (2/1) ... named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for a second straight season.
Freshman Season (2010-11)
Saw action in 28 games and made 12 starts during the campaign ... averaged 1.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per contest ... best game of season came against South Alabama (11/23) when he connected on 4-of-6 shots from the floor, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, to account for a career-high 11 points in the win ... followed that performance with 10 points and six boards in the overtime win at Arkansas (11/26) ... grabbed a career-high seven boards, four on the offensive glass, in the win at East Carolina (1/17) ... earned the 2011 Conference USA Spirit of Service Award for men's basketball, which is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport ... earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Sat out 2009-10 season as a redshirt.
Played under head coach Ernie Watson at Weston High School ... was selected as an all-state and all-district performer following senior season ... averaged 20.1 points and 12.3 rebounds per game as a senior ... led region in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots per game (1.5) on the year ... selected to compete in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... was ranked as the No. 7 prospect in the Mississippi Class of 2009 by HoopScoop.com and No. 11 in the state by Rivals.com ... helped lead team to the state semifinals in 2009 ... played at St. Joseph High School as a junior ... named to all-district team and averaged 24.0 points per contest ... a member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Robert O'Neal Williams ... born Feb. 28, 1991 in Greenville, Miss. ... parents are Dorothy Williams-Courtney and Lenell Williams ... has an older brother, Leroy ... currently a graduate student.