Point Park's Jerah'me Williams named NAIA DII Honorable Mention All-America
March 18, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Jerah'me Williams averaged 19.1 ppg, 6.9 apg, 45% 3-pt FG. Photo by Chris Squier.
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University junior point guard Jerah'me Williams picked up another honor on Wednesday when he was named NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Honorable Mention All-America. The NAIA Division II All-America teams were selected by the NAIA All-America committee.
The latest honor goes along with earlier awards of KIAC Newcomer of the Year and KIAC all-conference first team for Williams, a 5-9 native of Youngstown, Ohio, and a transfer this year from NAIA Division II Lourdes (Ohio) University.
Williams made his mark as perhaps the best guard in the KIAC, and his numbers show a very strong backcourt performance across NAIA Division II. Williams averaged 19.1 points per game to rank 25th in the country, 6.9 assists per game to rank third nationally and shot 45 percent from the 3-point arc to lead the KIAC and rank 12th in the nation.
Williams dished out 199 assists (sixth-most in NAIA DII) to direct a Point Park offense that was seventh in the country in scoring at 86.4 ppg. With Williams at the helm, the Pioneers were 16-13 overall and made a run to the KIAC Tournament championship game to come within one game of the NAIA DII national tournament.
The former three-time all-state player at Campbell Memorial High School shot an impressive 51 percent from the floor despite his size of 5-foot-9. That ranked seventh in the KIAC and led all guards in the conference. He racked up 554 points, which was 33rd in the nation. Defensively, Williams averaged 1.9 steals per game, which was 29th in the country.
The 199 assists were compared to just 86 turnovers for a 2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio. He made a team-high 68 3-pointers and shot a team-best 81 percent from the foul line (114 for 141).
There were 10 players named to each of the NAIA DII Men's Basketball First, Second and Third Team All-America Teams. Williams was one of 25 points listed under honorable mention.
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