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Oct. 11, 2001

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Seniors Adam Hall and Chris Williams, and junior Roger Mason, Jr., have been elected captains of the 2001-02 University of Virginia men’s basketball team by their teammates.

Williams, a 6-7 forward from Birmingham, Ala., is a three-year starter for the Cavaliers and was one of the team’s tri-captains last season. He was a third-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection last season when he averaged 14.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists a game, while shooting 50.3 percent from the field (147-292) and 76.0 percent (95-125) from the free throw line. He ranked third in the ACC in field goal percentage, 10th in scoring, rebounding and defensive rebounds (4.41 pg.) 11th in free throw percentage, 12th in offensive rebounds (2.24 pg.) and 13th in steals (1.52 spg.) last season.

Williams ranks in a tie for eighth on Virginia’s career steals list (140), is ninth on the career lists for three-point field goals made (102) and blocked shots (81), and is 18th on UVa’s career scoring list with 1,405 points. During his three seasons in the UVa program, he’s averaged 15.6 points and 6.8 rebounds a game while shooting 50.8 percent (508-1000) from the field and 72.8 percent (287-394) from the free throw line.

Hall, a 6-5 forward/guard from Katy, Texas, has started 72 of the 89 games he’s played in at Virginia the last three seasons. He averaged 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds a game while shooting a team-leading 50.6 percent (118-233) from the field last season. He was selected to the 2001 ACC All-Defensive Team after consistently drawing the opposing team’s top perimeter scorer as his defensive assignment.

Mason, a 6-5 guard from Silver Spring, Md., led the Cavaliers and was sixth in the ACC in scoring last season with an average of 15.7 points a game. He established a UVa record and led the ACC last season by making 88.4 percent (122-138) of his free throw attempts. He scored a career-high 30 points against Gonzaga in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament and earned third-team All-ACC honors last season.

Mason was a member of the 2001 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team that earned the bronze medal in Beijing, China, in August. He started all eight games for the USA team and averaged 13.0 points a game.

Virginia opens practice for the 2001-02 season on Saturday (Oct. 13). UVa’s first game of the regular season is on November 16 when the Cavaliers host Wagner College at University Hall.

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