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Ron Williamson Named MEAC Player Of The Year

March 1, 2003

Greensboro, NC – Ron Williamson of Howard University has been voted the 2002-03 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s basketball Player of the Year by the league’s Head Coaches & Sports Information Directors and headlines the All-Conference Team.

Williamson finished the voting with 73 points out of a possible 95. Terrence Woods of Florida A&M finished second in the voting with 37 points.

Williamson, a 6-1 senior guard from Columbus, Ohio, has had an outstanding season. In January he scored 52 points against N.C. A&T, which tied the conference mark for most points in a single game. It also is the national high for the season as well as a school record for most points in a single game. In the same game he also set the national high for made 3-point field goals in a single game with 11. Over the last six games, Williamson has averaged 34.2 points per contest. He averages 25.2 points per game against conference competition, has shot 52% from 3-point range, shoots 89% from the charity stripe and has scored 30 points six time this season.

Joining Williamson in the backcourt of the All-MEAC first team is Terrence Woods of Florida A&M University. Woods, a 6-3 junior guard from Memphis, Tennessee, has averaged 20.3 points per game in games played through February 25. Woods tied the national high for made 3-point field goals set by Williamson.

In the frontcourt are Thurman Zimmerman of South Carolina State University, Barry Hairston of Hampton University and Jermaine Hill of Florida A&M University. Zimmerman, a 6-5 sophomore guard from Columbia, South Carolina, shot 51% from the field while adding 15 points and seven rebounds per game. Hairston, a 6-4 senior guard/forward from Walnut Cove, NC, averaged 13.6 points while shooting 49% from the field and averaging 1.83 steals per game. Hill, a 6-10 senior center from Newark, NJ, was also a member of the preseason All-MEAC first team. He averaged 13.8 points per game while shooting 59% from the field.

2002-03 All-MEAC First Team
Jermaine Hill Florida A&M 6-10 Center 230 Sr. Newark, NJ
Barry Hairston Hampton 6-4 Forward 200 Sr. Walnut Cove, NC
Thurman Zimmerman SC State 6-5 Forward So. Columbia, SC
Terrance Woods Florida A&M 6-3 Guard 185 Jr. Memphis, TN
Ron Williamson Howard 6-1 Guard 165 Sr. Columbus, OH

2002-03 All-MEAC Second Team
*Aaron Matthews Delaware State 6-6 Center 235 Jr. Seaford, DE
Kyle Williams Howard 6-6 Forward 215 Sr. Burlington, NJ
*Richard Toussaint Bethune-Cookman 6-3 Forward 180 Sr. Tampa, FL
Andre Matthews Delaware State 6-5 Forward 215 Sr. Seaford, DE
Tee Trotter MD-Eastern Shore 5-11 Guard 180 Jr. Las Cruces, NM
Moses Malone Jr SC State 6-5 Guard Sr. Houston, TX
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