LOUISIANA BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

JOHN "HOT ROD" WILLIAMS
Tulane University
Player 1981-85
Inducted 2009

Williams was a three-time honorable mention Sporting News All-American, three-time first team All-Metro Conference, three-time All-Louisiana and three-time NABC All-District selection.  He was also the Metro Conference Player of the Year in 1984, and the Louisiana Newcomer of the Year and a Metro Conference All-Freshman selection in 1982.  He finished his career as the second leading scorer and fourth leading rebounder in Tulane history, with 1,841 points for a 16.0 average and 809 rebounds for a 7.0 average.  He set school records with a 54.9% career field goal percentage and 192 blocked shots for a 1.67 average.  He led the Metro Conference in field goal percentage in 1985.  He averaged 17.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.29 blocked shots in 1985, 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.25 blocked shots in 1984, 12.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.19 blocked shots in 1983, and 14.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.00 blocked shots in 1982.  He shot 56.6% from the field in 1985, 56.9% in 1984 and 58.4% in 1982.  He led Tulane to two consecutive NIT appearances, reaching the quarterfinals in 1982.

College Statistics

                                   

YR

G

FGM

FGA

FG%

FTM

FTA

FT%

PTS

AVG

REB

AVG

AST

AVG

BLK

AVG

STL

AVG

1981-82

28 163 279 58.4% 88 133 66.2% 414 14.8 202 7.2 56 2.00 22 .79

1982-83

31 151 317 47.6% 83 118 70.3% 385 12.4 166 5.4 40 1.29 37 1.19 39 1.26

1983-84

28 202 355 56.9% 140 184 76.1% 544 19.4 222 7.9 61 2.18 35 1.25 27 .96

1984-85

28 189 334 56.6% 120 155 77.4% 498 17.8 219 7.8 65 2.32 64 2.29 17 .61

Totals

115 705 1,285 54.9% 431 590 73.1% 1,841 16.0 809 7.0 192 1.67 105 .91

 

 

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