As a Junior in 2004-05: versatile player who can play any position, one of GW's trio of `above-the-rim' players (along with Mike Hall and Pops Mensah-Bonsu) scored 9 pts., 6 rebs., 2 blks. and 2 assists at #2 Wake (11-15-04) scored 11 pts. with 7 rebs., 3 blks. and 3 assists vs. Morgan St. (11-20-04), also hit just the second three-pointer of his career scored 14 pts. (8-8 FTs) vs. Fairfield (11-28-04) scored 14 pts, 7 rebs. 7 assists vs. #12 Maryland (12-5-04) scored 12 pts. inc. 6-6 FTs with 8 rebs. vs. Towson (12-18-04) grabbed 10 rebs. vs. La Salle (1-5-04) added 11 pts., 8 rebs., 3 stls. vs. Xavier (1-25-05) hit 5-6 FGs for 12 pts. w/2 assts., 2 stls. vs. Dayton (1-30-05) scored 13 pts. w/ 6 rebs., 5 assts, 2 blks. @ Temple (2-5-05) scored 15 pts., 7 rebs. vs. Richmond (2-12-05) added 15 pts., 8 rebs. vs. Duquesne (2-19-05) Averaged 18.0 ppg during the five-game Australian exhibition tour in August.
As a Sophomore in 2003-04: Hit 3-4 FGs and 7-8 FTs for 13 pts. vs. #17 Gonzaga (12/7/03) hit 5-7 FGs, 8 rebs., 3 assists vs. Towson (12/10/03) and named Colonial of the Week scored 11 pts. with 7 rebs. and 3 assists, 2 stls @ ODU (12/20/03) scored 14 pts. on 5-7 FGs @ #10 Saint Joseph's (1/3/04) recorded his first double-double with 10 pts., 12 rebs and 4 assists vs. Temple (1/7/04) recorded 8 rebs., 4 assists, 3 blks. @ UMass (1/10/04) had 12 pts., 8 rebs. at Dayton (1/21/04) shot 4-5 FGs for 11 pts. vs. St. Bonaventure (2/4/04) contributed 9 pts., 6 rebs, 4 assists and 2 blks vs. URI (2/7/04) scored 13 pts. with 7 rebs. @ Fordham (2/11/04) hit several key baskets for 13 pts., 6 rebs. vs. Dayton (2/18/04)
As a Freshman in 2002-03: Forward grabbed 7 rebs. and blocked three shots at #14 UConn (11/25/02)... scored 11 pts. with six rebs. vs. Mt. St. Mary's (11/29/02)... scored 17 pts. with eight rebs. vs. #9 Maryland (12/8/02)... went 3-3 FGs with eight rebs. and a pair of blocks at Binghamton (12/30/02)... hit both FGs with seven rebs. at American (1/3/03)... second on team in blocks with 14... left the game in the first half after suffering a lower back contusion when he landed wrong at La Salle (1/11/03)... grabbed six rebs. in 13 min. at Richmond (1/21/03)... solid effort in SJU win with 11 pts., eight rebs., 2 blocks, 2 steals, 2 assists. (1/29/03)... shot 5-6 and scored 13 pts., including an ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays dunk over David West, with nine rebs. vs. #19 Xavier (2/4/03)... scored 12 pts. with eight rebs. at URI (2/8/03) and was named A-10 Rookie of the Week Feb. 9... added nine pts., five rebs., four assists and three steals at Dayton (2/12/03)... hit 5-9 FGs for 11 pts. at #13 Xavier (3/1/03)
High School: Williams is a 6-foot-9,180-pound speedster who can play four positions. He was tabbed the No. 88th-ranked senior by ESPN.com. "There's no doubt in my mind that Omar is one of the top 20 players in the country," Hobbs said. "He's got terrific perimeter skills." Williams averaged 22 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and five steals for the Crusaders. Williams played two seasons at Celestial Prep under coach Darryl Schofield. "He is one of the smartest players I've ever coached," Schofield said of Williams. The Crusaders posted a 27-6 record during Williams' junior season as an independent.
Personal: Born August 11, 1981 in Philadelphia, PA ... full name is Omar Sharif Williams ... son of Diane Williams ... has an older brother, Brandt and a younger sister, Jasmine ... aspires to a career in professional basketball or as a social worker ... sociology major.
@GW_MBB Welcomes Back Alumni
The GW men's basketball team welcomed back a number of alumni to practice on Saturday, Oct. 1
The GW men's basketball team has been hard at work preparing for the 2016-17 season
GW Names Maurice Joseph Interim Head Coach of Men's Basketball
The George Washington University announced today that Maurice Joseph has been named Interim Head Coach of the men's basketball team.
GW Men's Basketball Announces 2016-17 Schedule
The GW men's basketball team on Tuesday unveiled its 2016-17 schedule and it includes a minimum of 17 nationally televised games
@GW_MBB Concludes Japan Tour with 82-58 rout of Ryukyu Kings
The GW men's basketball team wrapped up its tour of Japan with an 82-58 rout of the Ryukyu Golden Kings Sunday afternoon at the Okinawa City Gymnasium
GW Finishes 3-0 vs. Japan with 75-47 Win
The GW men's basketball team completed a three-game sweep of the Japan National Team with a 75-47 victory Friday night in Hamamatsu Arena.
Watanabe, Cavanaugh Lead GW Men's Basketball Past Japan
Yuta Watanabe scored 19 and Tyler Cavanaugh had 23 as GW men's basketball defeated Japan, 77-71 on Tuesday evening in Tokyo
GW Men's Basketball Defeats Japan, 81-66
Playing in front of his home fans for the first time in three years, Yuta Watanabe scored 15 points for the George Washington men's basketball team as it...