Mavericks take undefeated record to Tuscaloosa to face SEC's Crimson Tide
Postgame comments following the Mavs' victory at BYU
Five Mavericks scored in double figures in UTA's 89-75 victory in Provo.
Postgame notes following the Mavs' 2017-18 game at BYU
UTA faces the Cougars in a rematch of last year's thrilling NIT first round contest.
A selection of BYU Photos from UTA's Nov. 18, 2017 men's basketball game at BYU.
A few Ty Russell Photography photos from UTA's men's basketball charity scrimmage victory at Oklahoma.
A selection of photos from the final day of the UTA men's basketball program's annual Boot Camp.
A selection of photos from the third day of UTA men's basketball's annual Boot Camp at Maverick Stadium.
Day 1 of the UT Arlington men's basketball team's annual preseason Boot Camp.
CAREER: Concluded the 2016-17 season in 2nd on the program's all-time list for career assists with 534 ... has led the team in steals 3-straight seasons ... equaled a program-high with 9 career double-figure assist performances ... 7th on the UTA list for career steals with 152 ... 5th in career 3-point field goal attempts and 7th in made 3-pointers
AS A JUNIOR (2016-17): Started 33 of 36 appearances at point guard ... a second team all-Sun Belt Conference selection ... earned 2nd team NABC All-District honors for the second straight season ... averaged 10.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game ... earned first team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference honors ... led the Sun Belt and ranked among the top 10 in the nation in assists per game ... 237 total assists is the best single season in program history ... 36 appearances tied for the most ever for a UTA player in a single season ... 56 steals ranked 11th on the UTA single season list ... 1.7 steals per game ranked 2nd in the Sun Belt ... scored a season-high 22 points, including a pair of clutch 3-pointer late in the game, in the NIT quarterfinal loss to CSU Bakersfield ... earned recognition by NCAA.com, College Sports Madness and the Lou Henson Award as the national player of the week after his 13-point, 8-assist effort in the win at then-No. 12 Saint Mary's ... registered 6 double-figure assist performances with a high of 13 in home wins over UT Dallas and Louisiana and the first round NIT victory at BYU ... his 13 asssists at BYU were just one shy of the all-time NIT single game record ... handed-out 11 assists in back-to-back games against Loyola Marymount and Coastal Carolina ... owns 18 double-figure scoring games ... led the team with a season-high 22 points at Troy ... registered 18 points to go with 9 assists and 6 rebounds against Arkansas State ... leads the team in minutes per game at 31.5 ... set a career high with 6 steals to go with 12 points and seven assists in a win over Appalachian State ... hit a 30-foot, game-winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds on the clock at Georgia State ... scored 21 points in the Sun Belt Championship semifinal loss to Texas State ... earned ESPN SportsCenter recognition for 3 eye-catching assists in the NIT win over Akron..
A SOPHOMORE (2015-16): A first team all-Sun Belt selection after leading the league in assist average for both the regular season (6.2) and in league play (6.8) … Among the Sun Belt's best in scoring average (12.7), steals (1.7), assists/turnover ratio (2.4) and 3-pointers made (1.9) … Recorded UTA's first triple-double in program history with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists at ULM on Jan. 28 … 211 assists throughout the season were the second-most in a single season in school history … Scored in double figures 23 times, including 5 games of at least 20 … Honored as College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week on Nov. 23 … Selected National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2015-16 District 24 Second Team ... 15 3-point attempts at South Alabama was the third highest single game total in program history ... 200 3-point attempts was the fifth-most in a single season ... registered 56 steals, 10th on the program's single-season list.
AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Made 29 appearances with 10 starts as a true freshman … Averaged 6.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.96 assists in 18.5 minutes per game … Shot 64.9 percent from the free throw line (24-27) … Picked up a season-high 21 points and 4 steals at Arkansas State on Feb. 26 … His 6 rebounds against Appalachian State on Feb. 19 were a personal-best that season … Dropped a season-high 7 assists vs. Troy on Jan 31.
PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON: A 2014 graduate of Dallas Lincoln High School ... Coached by Cedric Patterson ... Averaged 19.3 points, 5.6 assists and 2.1 steals as a junior … Garnered first-team all-district, all-region and all-state honors … Recognized as an ESPN 3-star recruit … 18th-best player in Texas, according to TexasHoops.com … Ranked 143rd nationally, according to Future150.com … Played for AAU team and Deron Williams Elite, coached by Horace Pope.
PERSONAL: Son of Angela Williams and Derrick Neal …Has three brothers and two sisters: Derrick, D'erricka, Dominique, Ralphael and Rodney ... Brother, Derrick, is an identical twin and plays football at the University of Kansas ... Broadcasting major at UTA ... Interested in a career in coaching ... Enjoys singing and bowling ... Lists former track & field student-athlete Krystal Beamon among his favorite professors at UTA.
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