Williams, who led NCAA Division I in scoring in 2006-07 with a 28.1 average, has all but locked up the race to repeat as the nation’s scoring champ this year.
The 6-6 Psychology major who is expected to graduate from the Institute in June after scoring 2,556 career points, has been also named recently to the National Association Basketball Coach District 4 first team the first team All-State squad selected by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The Prince George, Va. native averaged 27.8 points per game in 25 games in 2007-08, edging Niagara’s Charron Fisher who averaged 27.6 points. The only player ranked in the top 5 in scoring who continues to play is Davidson’s Stephen Curry who ranks fourth with a 25.7 average. Curry would have to put up astronomical figures and see his storybook Wildcats reach the Final Four for any chance of overtaking Williams.
A second straight NCAA scoring championship by Williams would put him into some elite company among college basketball’s greatest players.
Only eight players in NCAA Division I history have led the nation in scoring in multiple years. Williams will soon become the ninth member of that elite club, placing his name alongside legendary figures such as “Pistol” Pete Maravich (LSU, 1968-70) and Oscar Robinson (Cincinnati, 1958-60).
Williams’ selection to the NBCA District 4 team marks the second time he has been honored by the organization. Williams was a District 4 second team pick last year, and this season joined fellow first teamers Roy Hibbert (Georgetown), Eric Maynor (VCU), Will Thomas (George Mason) and Joe Alexander (West Virginia).
Joining Williams on the R-TD’s All-State first team are Maynor, Thomas, Sean Singletary (UVA) and A.D. Vassallo (Virginia Tech).
REGGIE WILLIAMS 2007-08 SEASON RECAP - Became the State Division I and Big South All-time leading scorer and 2,556 career points that also ranks first in VMI history...ranked in the top five in the BSC in scoring (27.8-1st), rebounding (9.7-2nd), off. rebounds (3.72-1st), steals (2.20-5th), and FG% (.528-4th)...also ranked 7th in BSC blocked shots (.68), and assists (3.88)...ranked first in the nation in scoring for the second straight year becoming the ninth player in NCAA history who has won the Division I scoring crown in multiple years...also became the second player in Big South history to lead in scoring back-to-back years...had 14 double-double games this season...pulled down career-high 19 rebounds vs. UNCA 1/19...dished out 9 assists vs. Howard 12/8...Wooden Award 50 List nominee...named BSC Player of the Week three times (12/17, 1/21, 2/18)...scored 23 points over 8-minute span in a 38-point, 12-rebound game vs. CCU 1/14...had 10 games of 30+ points (two 40+) and scored 25 or more points in 15 games this year...hit 7 3pt FG’s vs. CSU...finished his career scoring in double-figures in 48 straight games...named first team All-Big South, first team All-State (R-TD) and first team NABC District 4.
Multiple NCAA Division I Scoring Champs
Frank Selvy, Furman (1953-54)
Darrell Floyd, Furman (1955-56)
Oscar Robinson, Cincinnati (1958-60)
Pete Maravich, LSU, (1968-70)
Freeman Williams, Portland St. (1977-78)
Harry Kelly, Texas Southern (1982-83)
Charles Jones, Long Island (1997-98)
Keydren Clark, St. Peter’s (2004-05)
*Reggie Williams, VMI (2007-08)
*Pending completion of the 2007-08 NCAA basketball season