Players Postgame Press Conference - Bears vs. Tulsa
Solid point guard who has shown great growth and maturity after redshirting in 2011-12 ... .
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 ... Was MSU's top reserve with 4 points and a 3-pointer at Indiana State (1/16/13) ... 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 ... Had 3 assists and 3 steals off the bench vs. Valpo (12/15/12) ... 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 at Missouri State in 2011-12.
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-poit scoring average to go with 1.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per night ... Saw limited varsity time as a freshman, but scored 6.0 points per game ... Earned a reputation as a lock-down defender and an athletic point ... Played AAU ball for the Oklahoma Hawks ... Played in the Faith 7 Oklahoma vs. Texas All-Star Game after his senior season ... Signed with Missouri State on Nov. 10, 2010.
Personal Dorrian J. 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 Sports Administration ... Chose the Bears over Baylor, Clemson, Marquette, SMU and Wichita State with other offers from North Texas and Stephen F. Austin.