Detroit Native Earns HBCU Basketball All-American and All-Star Honors

Wayne Memorial High School graduate and Detroit-born Rashad Williams was named to the D1 Men’s HBCU Second Team All-American Team today after posting a superb season as a member of the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions.

As a graduate student with senior eligibility, Williams started 16 games this season and appeared in 29 games. He turned in his best collegiate season, averaging 17.7 points, three assists, 1.9 rebounds, and just under one steal per game, while shooting 41 percent from three. He was second on the team in assists with 87. He sat out last season after transferring from St. Louis.

In addition to Williams’ All-American honors, he was also selected to participate in the HBCU All-Star game, which will take place April 7 at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz., and will tip off at 12 p.m. CDT on CBS and Paramount Plus.

Williams will play on Team Ben Wallace, which consists primarily of SWAC players plus two from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, an NCAA Division II HBCU conference.

In high school, Williams spent his first two seasons at Romulus High School before transferring to Wayne Memorial High School, where, as a senior, he averaged 23.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists, shooting .503 from three-point. He also became the first player from Wayne Memorial to earn Associated Press first team all-state honors in 20 years and was a Detroit Free Press All-West first team selection, in addition to being a Mr. Basketball candidate.

Williams spent his freshman season at Cleveland State University before playing his sophomore and junior seasons at Oakland University. He spent one season at St. Louis University and two at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, the first of which he sat as a redshirt due to transfer rules.

The Golden Lions finished eighth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) with an overall record of 13-18 and an 8-10 conference record.

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