Clarksville, Ark.-Three University of the Ozarks men's basketball players received recognition from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Tuesday by ASC Media Relations Director Greg Weghorst.
Senior guard Andre Williams headlines the group as an ASC All-East Division First Team honoree. For the second straight season, Williams was voted the East Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year. Sophomore forward Marcus Bobb received ASC All-East Division Honorable Mention honors. Freshman forward Kasey Lewis was named to the East Division All-Freshman Team.
“This is the second year in a row Andre has been All-Conference,” said head coach Doug Boxell. “Andre plays the game right and he represents our team well. Marcus did a great job for us. It took a while to get his legs under him, but he really became our go-to player at the end of the season. He was able to get to the basket and score. Kasey had an outstanding season for us. There are not many freshmen that get to start in this league. He did a lot of things for us.”
Williams, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound native of San Antonio, Texas, finished ninth in the ASC in scoring (15.0), sixth in assists (3.6) and second in free throw percentage (89.9%). From the three-point line, he was second in the ASC in makes per game (2.3) and seventh in shooting percentage (40.4%). Williams led the team in scoring, three-pointers, free throw percentage and steals (1.2). His free throw percentage ranked seventh among NCAA III players this season as he hit 62-of-69. He broke his own school record for highest free throw percentage in a season this year. He finishes his career with 1,028 points, 168 three-pointers and the tenth-most assists (252) in school history. Williams produced 20 games with at least ten points this season and had more than 20 points nine times. He made a three-pointer in all but four games. Williams was named Honorable mention All-Conference last season and was a member of the All-Freshman Team in 2007-08.
Bobb, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound native of Ponder, Texas, led the conference in field goal percentage (58.1%), and ranked eleventh in scoring (14.9) and seventh in rebounding (7.5). Bobb was the team-leader in rebounding and finished second in scoring. Bobb posted six double-doubles and scored in double figures 19 times. He scored 30 points and made 13 field goals against LeTourneau February 17. He led the team in scoring in five of the last six games.
Lewis, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound native of Houston, Texas, ranked seventh in the ASC in rebounding (6.8) and eighth in blocks (1.0). He averaged 7.5 points per game and 1.1 steals per game, second-highest on the team. Lewis had a pair of double-doubles during the season, including a 15-point, 13-rebound effort against Louisiana College February 14.