Missouri State student-athletes Christian Kirk, Dorrian Williams, Chris Kendrix and Tyler McCullough speak to the media following the men's basketball loss to Evansville at JQH Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Players Postgame Press Conference - Bears vs. Northern Iowa
The junior guard has spent the offseason toning up and working on his shot as he continues to evolve into a complete backcourt threat. He was a nationally-ranked point guard last year who started 24 times and ended the year with a double-figure scoring outing in the CIT.
2013-14 Started 24 or 33 games as a redshirt sophomore and evolved into one of the league's top point guards ... Finished third in the MVC and 48th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.38) and ninth in The Valley in assists (3.4) ... Earned team Assists Award and Most-Improved Award at season-end event ... Matched career highs with 5 FG and 3 steals in CIT game against Murray State (3/19/14) to go with 11 points ... Had 7 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists vs. No. 2 Wichita State in MVC Semis (3/8/14) ... Had game-high 5 assists and 2 clutch free throws in MVC Tourney win over Illinois State (3/7/14) ... Registered 6 rebounds, 3 assists and a pair of 3-pointers in win over Loyola (2/25/14) ... Had 5 rebounds at Illinois State (2/18/14) but committed career-high 6 turnovers ... Dished out 3 assists and went 3-for-6 from 3-point range for 11 points vs. UNI (2/15/14) ... Notched 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in win at Evansville (2/5/14) ... Had 6 assists with 1 turnover in home win over Bradley (2/1/14) ... Led club with 6 rebounds and 7 assists at Drake (1/29/14) ... Registered his third double-figure scoring night of the year in win over SIU (1/25/14) with 13 points and game-high 6 assists ... Had 8 assists with just 1 turnover in win over Evansville (1/21/14) to go with 6 rebounds and 8 points ... Shared team-high honors in rebounds (4) and assists (4) in 38-minute stint at UNI (1/18/14) ... Started third straight game with trip to Indiana State (1/15/14) and matched last season's Valley assist total with his 19th in 5 games ... Returned to starting lineup for win at Bradley (1/8/14) and tallied 6 assists with 1 turnover ... Provided a career-high 9 assists with just 1 turnover, and snagged 5 caroms to help the Bears top Illinois State (1/2/14) in the Valley opener which landed him 16th for a week nationally in assists-to-turnover ... Launched 24-footer off the glass at the buzzer to give MSU a 91-88 home win over SEMO (12/29/13) and had game-high 5 assists off the bench ... Knocked down a 3-pointer at Louisville (12/17/13) in a 15-minute reserve appearance ... Had a 17:4 assist-to-turnover ratio as a starter during a 5-game stint (11/26/13 to 12/13/14) ... Had 3 assists and no turnovers in fifth straight start, the road win at ORU (12/13/13) ... Was 2-for-2 from the field with 3 rebounds and 5 assists against Cameron (12/4/13) ... Scored in double figures in win over Texas A&M (11/29/13) with 12 points to go with 5 rebounds and 5-for-6 night at the line ... Played 34 minutes in first start of the season with 9 points, 4 rebounds and game-high 6 assists in win over Liberty (11/26/13) ... Had a remarkable performance in home opener against Tulsa (11/16/13), going 5-for-9 from the field with a career-high 20 points, 2 3-pointers and 8-for-9 effort at the line ... Earned 16 minutes and snagged 3 rebounds with an assist in opener at Old Dominion (11/8/13).
2012-13 As a redshirt freshman, he finished third on the team in assists (56) and started 18 of 30 games ... Missed the last three games of the year, including the MVC Tournament with a meniscus injury ... Knocked down his 19th 3-pointer of the year in his third straight start at Illinois State (2/27/13) ... Helped lead Bears to BracketBusters win at Eastern Michigan (2/23/13) with team-high 4 assists, 8 points and 5 rebounds ... Returned to starting lineup vs. UNI (2/19/13) and popped a 3-pointer ... Had 5 points and team-highs 3 rebounds and 4 assists at No. 22 Wichita State (2/9/13) ... Knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and scored 8 points in sixth straight start, at UNI (2/5/13) ... Went off for career-high 14 points on 4-of-6 from 3-point range, at No. 17/21 Creighton (1/30/13) ... Knocked down a 3-pointer and blocked a shot vs. No. 20 Wichita State (1/23/13) ... Returned to the starting lineup at Bradley (1/19/13), registering 38 minutes with 6 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists ... Came off the bench to share team-high assist honors (3) vs. No. 11/13 Creighton (1/11/13) ... Started fourth straight game in win over Illinois State (1/8/13) with team-high 6 rebounds ... Saw 18 minutes and scored 4 points at Evansville (1/2/13) in his Valley road debut ... Earned his fifth start of the season in his MVC debut against Southern Illinois (12/30/12) with 5 points and 2 assists ... Was 3-for-6 from the field at No. 22/23 Oklahoma State (12/8/12) to finish with 6 points ... Had back-to-back 8-point efforts vs. Oral Roberts (12/1/12) and in start at Tulsa (12/5/12) and made 4-of-5 charity shots vs. ORU ... Scored 8 in overtime loss against South Carolina (11/24/12) in Puerto Vallarta semifinals with a 36-minute assignment ... Dished out team-high 5 assists in win over Malone (11/21/12) ... Put together 5 assists vs. Jacksonville (11/19/12) ... Made at least one 3-pointer in each of his first six collegiate games ... Scored 8 points vs. No. 23/25 San Diego State (11/17/12) at JQH with a pair of 3-pointers ... Scored 5 points and dished out 8 assists in collegiate debut vs. Philander Smith (11/9/12) ... Distributed team-high 22 assists in four-game foreign tour of Costa Rica in August 2012, while averaging 5.3 points and 1.8 rebounds.
2011-12 Redshirted his freshman season ... Had surgery to repair a torn labrum in October 2011.
High School Rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and ESPN.com ... ESPN also tabbed him as the No. 71 point guard in the class of 2011 ... Williams averaged 13.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a senior at Douglass High in Oklahoma City, Okla ... Led Trojans to a 25-4 record and second straight Class 4A title ... He scored 37 points in three games at the state tournament and earned second-team all-tournament honors ... Named to the 4A All-State team for Coach Terry Long ... Made 78 percent of his free throws as a senior with a season-high 34 point outing to his ledger ... Earned first-team all-city and team captain honors ... Also named MVP of the Chickasaw Tournament and participated in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions at MSU's JQH Arena ... His junior season, he ran the point for a 29-0 team that won the Oklahoma 4A title ... In 2009-10, he averaged 11.2 points as a junior to go with 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 steals with a season-high 33-point outing ... Was MVP of the Chickasaw Tournament and earned first-team all-city distinction ... As a sophomore, he scored 29 points in one varsity game and finished the season with a 16-point scoring average to go with 1.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists ... Scored 6.0 points per game in limited time as a freshman ... Played AAU for the Oklahoma Hawks ... Played in the Faith 7 Oklahoma vs. Texas All-Star Game after his senior season.
Personal Dorrian Juwan Lee Williams was born 4/27/93 in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Son of Travis Williams and Joquita Thomas of Oklahoma City ... Has two brothers, Kareem and Evan, and four sisters, Kai'Jah, Kyra, Kaden and Reemiya ... Majoring in Sport & Park Administration ... Had scholarship offers from North Texas, Texas Tech, Boston College and Stephen F. Austin ... Also recruited by Clemson and Baylor.