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Jai Williams
Player Profile:
Jai Williams 1742685
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Philadelphia Electrical & Technical Charter

2016-17: Received the Robert O'Neill Memorial Award as the team's Most Improved Player... Also earned the team’s Leahy Award... Saw action in 27 games... Averaged 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds... Posted five points and five rebounds at Duquesne... Matched career-high with eight rebounds at Saint Louis... Pulled down three rebounds vs. St. Bonaventure... Scored eight points on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting at Dayton... Scored five points in three minutes vs. Fordham... Scored five points and had career-high eight rebounds in career-high 25 minutes against La Salle... Scored six points at St. Bonaventure... Pulled down four rebounds vs. Penn... Scored six points and pulled down two rebounds vs. NC State.

2015-16: Saw action in four games for the A-10 Champion team... Scored two points and added two rebounds vs. La Salle... Posted two points and a rebound vs. Drexel.

2014-15: Saw action in 14 games... Averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.0 minutes per game... Tallied four points and matched season-high three rebounds vs. St. Bonaventure in Atlantic 10 Second Round... Hit two points vs. La Salle... Had two points and pulled down three rebounds at UMass... Played a season-best 19 minutes against George Mason and scored a career-high eight points... Scored first two career points and added two rebounds vs. UMass... Recorded first career rebound at #10 Villanova... Played two minutes in collegiate debut at Drexel before suffering a broken tooth that sidelined him for five games.

2013-14: Redshirted the season to further his development.

High School/Personal: Has lost close to 60 pounds since coming to SJU in 2013... Two-time All-Public League selection, earning third-team honors as a senior... Team went 16-12 in 2013 and reached the Class A Quarterfinals... Averaged 10.2 points as a senior, but missed nine games with injuries... Scored 670 career points... Averaged 10.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks as a junior... 2013 McDonald's All-American Team nominee... Communication studies major.

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