Cameron Williams reinstated to basketball team

Cameron Williams

MSU Denver guard Cameron Williams attempts a lay-up during the game against Regis University at the Auraria Events Center on Saturday night, Feb. 11, 2017. Roadrunners lost the game 80-82 on a buzzer-beating tip-in despite William’s 20 points off the bench. Photo by Kenneth Martinez •

Two weeks after he was dismissed from the team, junior point guard Cameron Williams is back for the Roadrunners.

Athletic department officials announced Williams’ dismissal on Jan. 28 and said it was for a violation of team rules. On Feb. 10 they issued a press release prior to the game against Chadron State.

“Metropolitan State University of Denver student-athlete Cam Williams has been reinstated to the men’s basketball team. Williams has met with men’s basketball student-athletes, coaches, and administration following his initial dismissal for violating team rules. Further details will not be provided on this matter.”

Williams missed games against Westminster College, Black Hills State University and South Dakota School of Mines while he was off the roster. The team went 2-1 without him on the court.

He has been the team’s most potent scorer so far this season. He is averaging 15.1 points per game and is shooting 49 percent from the field. He’s third on the team in assists with 2.1 per game and is grabbing 4.1 rebounds per game.

He’s also been a huge factor in MSU Denver’s well known full court press defense. He is third on the team this season with 23 steals.

His ability to get to the free throw line has also been crucial for the Runners. He’s gotten to the charity stripe at a higher rate than any of his teammates, shooting 114 this year, making 82, all while missing five games this year.

He was back in action on Feb. 10 and 11 and scored 10 and 20 points respectively.

Author: David Schaut

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