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Williams Unanimously Chosen to the AAC All-Rookie Team

East Carolina's Shawn Williams collected unanimous all American Athletic Conference Rookie honors on Monday.
East Carolina's Shawn Williams collected unanimous all American Athletic Conference Rookie honors on Monday. (PirateIllustrated.com photo)

ECU guard Shawn Williams had a quality freshman season for the Pirates and on Monday was named a unanimous selected to the AAC All-Rookie Team by the league’s head coaches according to conference officials announced Monday.

Williams collected Rookie-Of-The-Week four times this season, leading all league freshmen in scoring at 12. 2 points per game. He led in 3-point field goal percentage (.366) along with 3-point field goals made per game at 2.4.

At 87 percent, Williams was also the conference’s top free throw shooter.

Williams ranked 10th in the AAC scoring (14.6 ppg), second in 3-point shots made per game (3.1) and was at the top in free throw percentage at .902 in AAC play.

Williams is the fourth Pirate to earn a spot on The American All-Rookie squad and he is the second to be chosen unanimously.

B.J. Tyson was also chosen unanimously to the 2014-15 All-Rookie Team while Kentrell Barkley (2015-16) and Jeremy Sheppard (2016-17) each earned a spot on the team in subsequent seasons.

Along with Williams, the AAC named Ethan Chargois (SMU), David Collins (USF), Nate Pierre-Louis (Temple) and Fabian White (Houston) to the all-rookie squad.

ECU will take on UCF in the 2018 American Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament Thursday night at 9:30 p.m. in the Amway Center in Orlando.