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.