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Vince Williams is playing A-10 Player of the Year level basketball

The Rams and Spiders put arguably the conference’s best rivalry on display this Saturday afternoon, but fans who tuned in to watch a good, top-half A-10 basketball game were also treated to a performance that hammered home something not enough people are talking about: Vince Williams is currently playing A-10 Player of the Year level basketball.

Williams finished the Spiders game with a career-high 22 points and added 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 blocks and a steal. He hit nine of his 13 attempts in the 2-point win. It was his masterpiece game, but his entire conference play resume has been virtually flawless. Consider the numbers…

Vince Williams is shooting a career-best 51.2% from three in conference play. He’s just three makes off his conference-high 25 with 10 games remaining.

Williams A-10 Play Rankings
Offensive rating: 2nd
True shooting percentage: 1st
3-point %: 4th
Assist rate: 8th
Defensive rebound percentage: 8th
Steal percentage: 7th
Blocks percentage: 12th

Williams is averaging 15.9 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1.1 blocks per game while only turning it over 1.8 times per contest in his 32.2 minutes of action. On the season he leads all Atlantic 10 players in defensive rating and overall box plus/minus. It’s a level of versatility that is jaw-dropping, stat categories (assist rate, three-point percentage and blocks percentage) that you just never see linked.

The senior from Toledo has completely flipped a switch since conference play began and is a main reason VCU is just a game back of conference leader, Davidson, at 6-2.

“He just knows how to play basketball on both ends of the court”, VCU Head Coach Mike Rhoades commented following Williams’ Herculean performance in the Robins Center. “Every year that he’s been at VCU he has matured as a young man, that’s made him a better basketball player”.

Williams’ senior numbers are up across the board, something the black and gold desperately needed following the early departure of Bones Hyland to the NBA Draft. The 6’6 wing has checked in as the kenpom statistical MVP in five of VCU’s eight conference games and is averaging 19.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per contests during VCU’s current three-game win streak.

Williams has posted a sub-100 offensive rating just once during conference play, a 90 o-rating performance in VCU’s conference opener at Dayton. While the Rams on the season rank second nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency, in league play the Flyers are currently the king of the mountain in that stat. Williams and the black and gold will tip it up in the rematch this Wednesday night at 9PM.

A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...

DisplacedRam

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This extra gear he has found for his Senior year has just been unbelievable. Will be very interesting to see if he decides to run it back next season or go out into the professional arena and start putting stacks in that bank account. Either way, Vince and VCU wins!
 

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This extra gear he has found for his Senior year has just been unbelievable. Will be very interesting to see if he decides to run it back next season or go out into the professional arena and start putting stacks in that bank account. Either way, Vince and VCU wins!
If he is long run guy or unless like bones a real agent tells him he can get to the NBA he should go. Otherwise he should run it back as Ace will be better and Jamir will be healthy. Plus that rookie center will be back and Deloach WILL be much better, Hasan well he will be Hasan and could potentially become the beast that we all expect.

Next year they will be very very good.
 

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This extra gear he has found for his Senior year has just been unbelievable. Will be very interesting to see if he decides to run it back next season or go out into the professional arena and start putting stacks in that bank account. Either way, Vince and VCU wins!
I’d expect him to go through the pre-draft process anyway, provided the season continues as it has for him….timing on decisions will be an interesting variable on this.
 

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Mat where is he as far as ppg with others in the league?
20th, unfortunately:

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However, Vince is also 9th in defensive rebounding, tied for 10th in assists per game (with Foster Loyer), and even tied for 5th in steals per game (with Antrell Charlton of Fordham). He’s tied for 11th in blocks with Hason Ward and is just ahead of Jalen DeLoach (who is 15th).
 

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Vince does it all. He probably won't win A10 POY bc those awards tend to favor whomever averages the most points. Vince is a complete player at the NCAA level.
 

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20th, unfortunately:

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However, Vince is also 9th in defensive rebounding, tied for 10th in assists per game (with Foster Loyer), and even tied for 5th in steals per game (with Antrell Charlton of Fordham). He’s tied for 11th in blocks with Hason Ward and is just ahead of Jalen DeLoach (who is 15th).

He's averaging 12.9 on the season but 15.9 in conference games, which bumps him over several of those names on the list. Some of those guys are averaging fewer points in-conference as well (Lee at 13.5, Burton at 11.8, Fernandes at 14.7, Golden at 13.6 etc etc), so he jumps several people there as well. The top two on there are both over 20 ppg in conference and Adaway is up tp 17.7, but I'm pretty positive Vince's in-conference points per game is top-10.
 

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He's averaging 12.9 on the season but 15.9 in conference games, which bumps him over several of those names on the list. Some of those guys are averaging fewer points in-conference as well (Lee at 13.5, Burton at 11.8, Fernandes at 14.7, Golden at 13.6 etc etc), so he jumps several people there as well. The top two on there are both over 20 ppg in conference and Adaway is up tp 17.7, but I'm pretty positive Vince's in-conference points per game is top-10.
I completely forgot the A10 website has conference-only stats. Vince is 11th in scoring overall, but 6th among players that have played in 8 or 9 conference games, tied with Gilyard. Vince is also 5th in 3-point field goal percentage, 2nd in assist/turnover ratio, 10th in blocks, and 5th in steals (Ace is 1st). That is an amazingly good combination.
 

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Vince has been EXACTLY the kind of senior leader we've been hoping for.....it's a real shame his sophomore year was affected by those injuries.
He's only 200-somethin points away from 1,000....that would be a really nice milestone for Vince.

1,000+ pts/500+ rebounds/200+assists/100+ steals is a pretty impressive body of work.
 
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no doubt if we finish top 2 in regular season and Vince continues to play at the level he has for the past month, that VW will end up as 1st team all A10
gotta think St Bona gets Osun, (possibly a second one if they win conference regular season)
davidson likely gets one spot (probably the biggest iffy because of their balance)
St louis point guard (gaudy assist #s and other stats)
Vince
Oduro, GMU (another iffy based upon how they end season)
likely Jimmerson, st louis

conference has tendency to name 6 or 7 to first team
go Rams and go Vince
 
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