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.
Cavanaugh to Play for Atlanta Hawks in Summer League
WASHINGTON -- Former GW star forward Tyler Cavanaugh has found a summer league home with the Atlanta Hawks.
Watanabe Hard at Work Preparing for Senior Season
After the GW men’s basketball team’s season ended in March, junior Yuta Watanabe had an important decision to make.
Raise High 'Cast: Patricio Garino
On episode two of the Raise High 'Cast, the official podcast of GW Athletics, former GW star Patricio Garino joins David Earl to talk about a whirlwind past ...
Men's Basketball Signs Javier Langarica
The GW men’s basketball program looks to further a long history of success with international players with the signing of Javier Langarica, a 6-foot-9 ...
Catching up with Tyler Cavanaugh
In the past seven weeks, Tyler Cavanaugh has completed pre-draft workouts with 13 NBA teams as the former GW star looks to begin his path towards making an...
Men’s Basketball to Begin Home-and-Home with Princeton
WASHINGTON -- The George Washington men’s basketball team has agreed to a home-and-home series with Princeton University.
Raise High 'Cast: Maurice Joseph
On the first edition of the Raise High Cast, the official podcast of GW Athletics, host David Earl is joined by men's basketball coach Maurice Joseph. The...
A-10 Releases Men’s Basketball Matchups for 2017-18
The Atlantic 10 on Wednesday announced the schedule pairings for the 2017-18 men’s basketball season, and GW will play eight games against teams that...