LBSU Signs Former Providence G Dwain Williams

May 24th, 2008

Long Beach, Calif.--Long Beach State Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dan Monson announced today that Dwain Williams (Guard, 6-0, 170, San Diego, Calif., Providence College, Vista Murrieta HS) signed a National Letter-of-Intent. Williams, who attended Providence College for two years, will have two years of eligibility remaining with the 49ers.

“Dwain Williams is a great addition to our program,” said Monson. “His success in the Big East Conference demonstrates that he is a proven high-level point guard that will help solidify our backcourt.”

“I felt that Long Beach was the best place to go in that league,” said Williams. “It’s close to my mother and I have a single parent, raising five kids on her own. To come back home and be near my family and help put Long Beach on the map were the main reasons I chose Long Beach State. Coach Monson and the coaching staff are a good group of guys and good recruiters. They told me I’ll have an opportunity to come in and be a leader on the team and bring my “A” game every night and to practice every day and bring leadership. They were really real. Everything was up front. They are a good group of guys and my mom loved them.”

Williams lettered two years at Providence College. This past season he averaged 11.0 points per game, third-best on the Friar squad, while adding 2.3 assists per game. He shot an impressive .902 (46-51) at the free throw line and .407 (48-118) from three-point range. In Big?East Conference games he averaged 13.0 points and 2.1 assists per game. Williams appeared in 21 games, starting 17 times. He scored in double figures 10 times, including a career-high 23 points at Connecticut (1/17/08). He also had 21 points at Syracuse, and 20 points against both Notre Dame and DePaul.