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Kareem, Williams Earn ASC Honors

March 3, 2008
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.- The University of the Ozarks men's basketball team had two players receive American Southwest Conference honors, it was announced by ASC Media Relations Director Greg Weghorst on Monday.

Senior forward Habeeb Kareem was named to the ASC All-East First Team and freshman guard Andre Williams earned a spot on the ASC All-East Freshman Team.

Kareem, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound native of Houston, Texas, had a career year for the Eagles and proved to be among the most dominate forwards in the league. He finished second in the ASC in scoring (18.1), fourth in rebounding (7.1), twelfth in free throw percentage (75.8%) and thirteenth in blocked shots (.70). He ended the year with five double-doubles and scored in double figures in all but one game. He hit 20-of-55 (36.4%) from the three-point line during the season. He had two 30-plus scoring outbursts this season, including a 33-point, 11-rebound effort against Louisiana College. In that game, he went 11-of-18 from the field, including 3-of-6 from the three-point line, and finished 8-of-9 from the free throw line. In a 30-point effort against Mississippi College, he went 10-of-21 from the floor and 9-of-9 from the free throw line. He was named ASC Player of the Week twice this season. He ends his career with 1,610 points, third-most at Ozarks, and recorded 666 rebounds, fourth-most at the school. He shot nearly 52 percent from the field in his career. It is the fourth straight year Kareem earned All-Conference honors. He is a graduate of Bush High School.

Williams, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of San Antonio, Texas, ranked second on the team in scoring (8.2), and was among the top three-point shooters in the league. He hit 35-of-100 (35%) from beyond the arc, most on the team. He ranked fifteenth in the ASC in three-pointers per game (1.52). His best shooting game of the season came against Schreiner University when he hit all five of his three-point attempts, and made 4-of-4 from the free throw line to finish with a season-high 19 points. He had back-to-back games of 14 points in divisional play during the season, and scored in double figures in seven contests. He is a graduate of Earl Warren High School.

All-Conference awards are selected by vote of the 15 league head coaches.