Senior forward Williams named MAC West Player of the Week


Senior forward Cecil Williams dribbles the basketball during the basketball game against Jackson State on Dec. 1 at McGuirk Arena. 

Following back-to-back wins last week, Central Michigan men’s basketball senior forward Cecil Williams was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week. 

Williams averaged 20.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in the last two CMU wins. 

In the Chippewas’ 101-98 double-overtime victory against Ohio, Williams logged a career-high 27 points. He also chipped in six rebounds and three steals. 

The 6-foot-6, 215-pound senior went 7-of-16 from the field, 2-of-4 from beyond the arc and 11-of-12 from the free throw line in CMU’s double-overtime win over Ohio. 

In last week's games, Williams' shot 50 percent from 3-point range, which is something NBA scouts wanted him to work on during his final season in Mount Pleasant, he said. 

Just one week ago, senior forward Luke Meyer earned the MAC West Co-Player of the Week. The Chippewas now have back-to-back Player of the Week honorees.

During the 2017-18 campaign, Williams is averaging 14.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists. 

In the MAC East Division, Bowling Green forward Demajeo Wiggins earned the weekly honor for averaging 15.5 points and 10 rebounds in two games.