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Jan. 4, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia forward Chris Williams has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his play in Virginia’s recent victories over Belmont University and Dartmouth College.

Williams, a 6-7 sophomore from Birmingham, Ala., scored 44 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the two games. He was the game’s high scorer in both games. He was 19-27 (70.4 percent) from the field in the two games and was 6-11 (54.5 percent) from the free throw line. Williams also had four assists, four steals and six turnovers in 57 minutes of action in the two games.

In Virginia’s 94-74 victory over Belmont on December 28, Williams scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds. He made 8-12 (66.7 percent) of his field goal attempts and was 4-7 (57.1 percent) from the free throw line. He also had two steals and two turnovers in 25 minutes of playing time.

In UVa’s 89-50 win over Dartmouth on January 2, Williams scored 24 points and grabbed five rebounds. He made 11-15 (73.3 percent) of his field goal attempts and was 2-4 (50 percent) from the free throw line. He also had four assists, two steals and four turnovers in 32 minutes of action.

For the season, Williams is averaging 14.3 points and 5.2 rebounds a game. He is shooting 59.5 percent from the field (66-111) and 70.8 percent (34-48) from the free throw line.

Virginia is 9-3 on the season and plays Duke University at home on January 5.

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