31 Nyika Williams
31 Nyika Williams
Height: 6-8
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kingstown, SVG
Previous College: Barton County Community College
Position: Center
2009-10: Nyika played in all 35 of the team's games last season...He averaged 2.6 points per game...Nyika had the third highest field goal percentage on the team at .563 percent...He had eight points and tied his career best with five rebounds on Feb. 10 at UC Davis ... He scored a career-high 12 points against San Diego State on Nov. 25, his first career double digit game ... He averaged 9.5 points per game in Pacific's two exhibition games. Barton County Community College: Nyika came to Pacific from Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan. ... He helped lead Barton to a 28-5 record and the West Jayhawk Championship in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference ... He was selected as a NJCAA Third Team All-American after his performance last year ... He led Barton with season totals of 15.4 points per game, 9.2 rebounds per game and 2.0 blocked shots per game ... He also was first on the team in season totals in those categories with 507 total points, 304 total rebounds and 67 total blocks ... Barton's 28 wins were the school's most since 2001 ... Also in 2008-09, Williams was named to the All-Conference team and earned Kansas Jayhawk County Community College Most Valuable Player honors ... As a freshman, Williams averaged 6.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while hitting 59 percent of his shots from the field. He helped Barton County CC to a 23-8 record in 2007-08. High School: Averaged 14.6 points a game a senior at Monsignor McClancey High School along with 5.4 rebounds ... He was a 75.0 percent free throw shooter. Personal: Nyika Williams was born in Kingstown, the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ... His mother, Georgina Williams, is a teacher and attended the University of the West Indies ... His brother, Burton Williams, plays Division II basketball ... Nyika enjoys anything involving physical activity and likes trying new things. Coach Thomason on Williams: "Nyika has really worked hard in the off-season to improve his strength and skills. I feel Nyika will be competing for the starting center position. If we can get 20 to 25 minutes of great play from him, we have a chance to become a championship team."