34 - Kellen Williams
Kellen Williams
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Franklin HS '03
Previous College: Highline CC, Wash.
Position: F
Experience: 2L
2006-07: Williams led the Eagles in scoring once and rebounding seven times. He ranked sixth in the Big Sky Conference in field goal percentage (.563), 13th in rebounding (5.6 per game) and 30th in scoring (8.4 per game). He was on a hot streak to end December, averaging 13.6 points and 7.6 rebounds on 56.3 percent shooting in a five-game stretch from Dec. 11-Dec. 30. He scored in double figures in four of those games, including a career-high 24 versus Idaho (12/21/06) when he also had three blocked shots. In his first seven games of the season, Williams was averaging 6.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. He averaged 7.6 rebounds in his last five games of the year, including a career-high 10 in games against Weber State (2/7/07) and Portland State (2/10/07). 2005-06: He made 50.5 percent of his shots to rank ninth in the Big Sky in field goal percentage. He scored in double figures 11 times, and had one of the team's two double-doubles with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Cal State Northridge (12/4/05). He had outstanding performances in home wins over Idaho State (1/19/06) and Weber State (1/21/06). Williams scored 11 points against Idaho State, then followed that with his best scoring effort in over a month with 16 points against Weber State. He followed that game by scoring 13 points with seven rebounds against Montana State (1/26/06). 2004-05: Attended EWU, but could not participate in the 2004-05 academic year due to NCAA academic eligibility requirements. Junior College: Before sitting out the 2004-05 school year at EWU, Williams played one season at Highline CC. He led the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges in rebounding with an 11.7 average per game, and also ranked sixth in scoring with a 20.5 average. He made 59 percent of his field goal attempts and 75 percent of his free throws in leading Highline to a 14-14 record and an appearance in the NWAACC Tournament. He was the NWAACC Western Region MVP. High School: Graduated from Franklin High School in 2003. En route to helping lead Franklin to the State 4A Tournament title, Williams was a first team All-KingCo 4A League selection as a senior in the 2002-03 season. He averaged 19.8 points and 13 rebounds during the season before averaging 10.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in four state tournament victories. Franklin finished 25-2, and beat undefeated Mead 67-55 in the championship game. Williams scored 10 points in the title game to earn second team all-tournament honors. Teammate Aaron Brooks, who would play at Oregon and was drafted in 2007 by the Houston Rockets, scored 38 for Franklin. Future Gonzaga star Adam Morrison finished with 38 for Mead en route to a tournament-record 127 points. Earlier in the season, Williams had 23 points and 21 rebounds in an 81-74 victory over Eastlake, and scored 16 points in a 61-33 romp past the nation's No. 2 ranked high school team, Vincent High School of Milwaukee, Wis. He closed his career by playing in a trio of all-star games, highlighted by being selected as the MVP in the City-State All-Star Game on July 12, 2003. He had 16 points, 16 rebounds and four assists as his "City" squad beat the "State" 102-98. Earlier, he had 10 points and 11 rebounds in a 106-98 victory over Oregon in the Northwest Shootout on April 5, 2003. Williams teamed with Morrison (MVP with 33 points) to lead "Navy" to a 118-100 victory over "Royal" in the Emerald City Classic on June 22, 2003. As a junior at Franklin, Williams averaged 10 points and eight rebounds per game. Personal: Born Feb. 28, 1984 in Seattle, Wash. Communications major. Parents are Sonia Williams-Jones and Robert Williams. Has a twin brother (Marc, 23) and three sisters (twins Robin and Sonelle, 25; and Lashaunda, 26). Nicknames are "Kelly Red" and "Red."
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