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Morakinyo Williams
Morakinyo Williams

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Solihull, England

High School:
Bishop Ireton (Va.)

Last College:
Kentucky

Weight:
270

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
08/29/1988



Transfer from the University of Kentucky will have three years of eligibility at Duquesne beginning in 2009-10 ... played in five games for the Wildcats in 2007-08 ... spent the summer of 2008 as a member of the Great Britain U20 team ... averaged 6.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in just over 14 minutes per game as the British Team went 3-5 in finishing 15th at the European Championship B Division at Targu Mures, Romania ... scored 14 points in 18 minutes (7-of-10 from the field) in a tournament-opening win over Finland ... added nine boards in 18 minutes in a second-game loss to Portugal ... rallied to score 11 points in 20 minutes of an 88-55 win over Ireland in Great Britain's final game.

2007-08 at Kentucky
Averaged 0.8 points and 1.0 rebounds per game ... scored all four of his points and pulled down all five of his rebounds in a career-high 19 minutes in the season opening 67-40 win over Central Arkansas ... did not score in limited action against Liberty, Texas Southern, Tennessee Tech and Florida International ... did not play in the final 19 games of the season.

High School
Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Va. (head coach Mark Vincent) ... averaged 14.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a senior ... was rated as a Top 100 senior recruit by Bob Gibbons ... earned spots on the Bo-Jangle and Bishop Ireton Christmas Tournament all-tournament teams ... named third team 2007 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference as a senior and honorable mention All-WCAC as a junior despite being slowed by a knee injury ... was MVP of the 2006 Bishop Ireton Invitational.

Personal
Originally chose Kentucky over American University ... was recruited by former UK coach Tubby Smith ... was released by Kentucky in early May of 2008 ... has only been in the U.S. for five years ... his first name means "strong, dependable man" in Yoruba - a dialect of West Africa ... grew up just outside of Birmingham, England ... son of Romeo Williams and Patricia Oke ... integrated marketing communication major ... full name is Morakinyo Michael Williams ... date of birth: 8/29/88.

Williams' Career Stats

Year
GP
GS
MIN
AVG
FG
FGA
FG%
3FG
3FGA
3FG%
FT
FTA
FT%
O.REB
D.REB
REB
AVG
PF
DQ
AST
TO
B
S
PTS
AVG
2008*
5
0
30
6.0
2
6
0.333
0
0
0.000
0
0
0.000
2
3
5
1.0
3
0
1
2
0
0
4
0.8
Career
5
0
30
6.0
2
6
0.333
0
0
0
0
0
#DIV/0!
2
3
5
1.0
3
0
1
2
0
0
4
0.8
* - at Kentucky

High Games: Points - 4 vs. Central Arkansas (Fr.); Rebounds - 5 vs. Central Arkansas (Fr.); Assists - 1 vs. Central Arkansas (Fr.); Blocked Shots - 0; Steals - 0; Minutes - 19 vs. Central Arkansas (Fr.)

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