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Chaz Williams

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2010-11 (redshirt), 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
  • Number: 3
  • Position: PG
  • Height: 5' 9“
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • High School: Bishop Ford H.S. (NY)
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: Hofstra
  • Birthdate: April 6, 1991

At UMass

  • Dished 702 assists in his three years at UM, best in program history.1)
  • The 702 assists ranks him fourth in Atlantic 10 history.2)
  • 6.8 assists per game average is best in A-10 history.3)

2013-14 Redshirt Senior year

  • August 2013: Turned down an offer to play professional ball in Turkey, and returned to UMass for final season.4)
  • Served at the adidas Nations Global Camp in August 2013.5)
  • Flirted with the idea of declaring for the NBA, but chose to return for his final year of college eligibility.6)7)8) (4/29/2013)

2012-13 Redshirt Junior year

Roster 2012-13

Game-by-game stats

2011-12 Redshirt Sophomore year

Roster photo 2011-12

Game-by-game stats

Assist rankings

  • Led the A-10 in Assists: average 6.2, total 231.25)
  • Assists average of 6.24 ranked 13th in the nation. Assists total ranked at a tie for 6th in the nation.26)
  • 231 is good for 3rd most in a season in UMass history (E. Padilla 247 in 1995-96, Herer 238 in 1989-90), and 4th most in a season in Atlantic 10 history (H. Evans (Temple) 294 in 1987-88).27)
  • 231 is a new record for a UMass sophomore (Kellogg 162 in 1992-93) and an Atlantic 10 sophomore (Wheeler (URI) 203 in 1995-96).28) Average of 6.24 was just short of Jameer Nelson's 6.27 A-10 sophomore record.29)

Other milestones

  • 222 free throw attemps are 7th-most in program history.
  • .419 3-point field goal percentage is 8th-highest in program history.
  • 627 points are 9th-most in program history.


Season in…2512
Points Average18.214.3
Assists Average6.482.76
Turnovers Average3.081.96
Wins/Losses when…W (25)L (12).676
FGAs: 15+74.636
FGAs: 20+201.000
FG% .500+92.818
FG% <.33335.375
FG% ⇐.25003.000
Assists: 7+134.765
Turnovers: 5+45.444
A:TO 2:1+174.810
A:TO <1:115.167

2010-11 Sophomore year

Roster photo 2010-11

Sat out the season under NCAA transfer rules.


Full stats available from Sports Reference

Total 3-Pointers Rebounds
2009-10 (Hofstra)3320104631.7111298.3723795.3896690.733381021404.2930138841.641543259.8
2010-11Redshirt - transfer rules
UMass Career3736129134.9195476.41062148.419175222.788361251614.410432311261.8378162716.9

UMass accomplishments:

Expanded stats from StatSheet

Career Highs

with Hofstra with UMass
Points20 - 3 times, last vs Drexel (2/10/2010)29 - once, vs Xavier (2/21/2012)
Field Goals8 - twice, last vs George Mason (1/19/2010)11 - once, at Mississippi State (3/13/2012)
Field Goals Att.15 - vs Davidson (12/21/2009)20 - twice, last at Mississippi State (3/13/2012)
3-Point FG4 - twice, last vs George Mason (1/19/2010)6 - once, vs Xavier (2/21/2012)
3-Point FG Att.6 - vs IUPUI (3/17/2010)8 - twice, last vs Xavier (2/21/2012)
Free Throws12 - vs Drexel (2/10/2010)13 - once, vs Duquesne (3/6/2012)
Free Throw Att.18 - vs Drexel (2/10/2010)14 - twice, last at Seton Hall (3/17/2012)
Rebounds9 - vs Rider (2/20/2010)9 - once, at Richmond (1/21/2012)
Assists10 - twice, last vs Georgia State (2/27/2010)11 - once, at Temple (2/29/2012)
Blocks1 - vs George Mason (1/4/2010)1 - 7 times, last vs St. Louis (1/28/2012)
Steals5 - twice, last vs Rider (2/20/2010)5 - 4 times, last vs Rhode Island (3/3/2012)
Minutes40 - twice, last vs Georgia State (3/5/2010)47 - once, at Mississippi State (3/13/2012)


Courtesy: UMass Athletics

A few minutes with Chaz:

  • If I could be any animal: A Lion
  • Why UMass?: Coaching
  • I hope to do this before graduation: NCAA Tournament
  • Best pregame meal: Grilled chicken
  • Player you pattern your game after: Nate Robinson and Chris Paul
  • Why do you wear your jersey number?: 11 because of my dad
  • Three words I'd use to describe myself as a basketball player: Nate Robinson Jr.
  • What advice would you give to the freshmen? Keep working hard and stay focused
  • Can't go on a road trip without: iPod, laptop, and phone
  • What is your first basketball memory?: Going to the park with my Pa
  • When I was five, I thought I would be: A basketball player
  • Most challenging thing about college so far: Transfering, adjusting to this weather
  • My first thought when I went to college: Thank God
  • TV show I want to be on: The Game
  • Who first taught you to shoot a basketball?: My father, mother, and cousins
  • Favorite food from the DC: Stir Fry
  • Favorite spot to study on campus: By the water
  • Favorite pair of shoes: Gucci
  • What I would do first if I was President: Make sure all single parents are well taken care of
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: Football
  • Favorite movie from the past year: More Than A Game
  • Where I would spend $1,000 first: Toys r Us
  • What does basketball mean to you?: The world
  • Favorite part of practice and game day: Competing
  • Weird fact not many people know about me: Lactose Intolerant


2009-10 Freshman year (Hofstra)

Roster photo 2009-10

  • Named to the CAA All-Freshman Team 30)
  • Played for coach Tom Pecora
  • Averaged 9.8 points and 4.2 assists and played some of his best basketball toward the end of the season
  • Had 14 points and seven assists against St. John's 31)

High School

  • Starred for four seasons at Bishop Ford High School in Brooklyn
  • Helped his team to a state championship as a junior, when he averaged 22 points and 11 assists
  • Had 32 points and 12 assists in the state championship game
  • Averaged 25.9 points and 6.2 assists as a senior, but saw his hopes for a second straight state title derailed with a postseason shoulder injury
  • Graduated as the second leading scorer in Bishop Ford history
  • Named a Jordan Brand All-American
  • Nominated to McDonald's All-American game
  • Two-time League Player of the Year
  • Named first-team all-state (Class A) by the New York State Sportswriters Association
  • Named second-team All-New York City by the Daily News
  • Rated the sixth best recruit in New York City by
  • Earned MVP honors at the Metro Classic while playing for the New York City boys team.


  • Chaz C. Williams
  • Major: Sociology
  • Mother: Diane Williams
  • Has an older brother and an older sister
  • Lists Chris Paul, Allen Iverson and Nate Robinson as his favorite athletes
  • Lists His Life And Universe by Albert Einstein as his favorite book
  • Started playing basketball at age 3
  • Born April 6, 1991 in Brooklyn NY
Through end of the 2020-21 season.
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Through end of the 2019-20 season.
williams_chaz.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/26 12:31 by mikeuma