VMI and Reggie Williams Claim Second Straight Basketball Scoring Titles
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LEXINGTON, Va. For the second straight season, VMI Basketball has placed its name atop several national statistical categories in the final stat rankings.

The final NCAA statistical reports dated April 7, 2008 show that VMI led NCAA Division I in scoring offense, steals, and 3-pointers made per game for the second straight season.

Senior forward Reggie Williams also joined an elite group of players in NCAA history by leading the nation in scoring for the second consecutive year, averaging 27.8 PPG.

Using an up-tempo style of play once again, VMI paced the nation in 2007-08 in scoring offense (91.3 PPG) ahead of North Carolina (88.6), Texas State (83.6), Duke (83.2) and Duquesne (82.3). The Keydets also generated 12.7 steals per game, outranking Robert Morris (9.9), Pepperdine (9.9), Clemson (9.8) and Austin Peay (9.6). In 3-pointers made per game, VMI topped the charts with 11.6 per game followed by Houston (11.0), Troy (10.8), Belmont (10.5) and Lafayette (10.0).

Williams averaged 27.8 points per game in 25 games in 2007-08, edging Niagara’s Charron Fisher who averaged 27.6 points. The Prince George, Va. native and Psychology major became the ninth member of the elite club to lead Division I in scoring multiple years, placing his name alongside legendary figures such as “Pistol” Pete Maravich (LSU, 1968-70) and Oscar Robinson (Cincinnati, 1958-60).

“I am very proud of our guys and what they have been able to accomplish the past two years," said VMI head coach Duggar Baucom. “They have truly bought into our system and have achieved some national recognition for their hard work and unselfish play.”

“Reggie is a very special player, and he is in elite company being able to lead the country in scoring for two consecutive years. I am very proud of him and what his has been able to do during his career at VMI.”

In 2006-07, VMI led the nation in scoring offense (100.9 PPG), 3-point goals made per game (13.4), assists per game (14.8), and steals per game (13.4).

With VMI leading the nation in scoring offense again along with the a player who claimed the scoring crown, it marked the sixth time over the last 51 years that a team led the nation in scoring and individual points per game. VMI has accomplished the feat the past two seasons.

The Keydets finished with 14 wins in 2007-08, securing back-to-back season win totals of at least 14 victories for the first time since 1977-78.