KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Basketball Coaches has named Anthony Williams an NCAA Division III third-team All-American.Williams, the only 2007 NABC All-American from the State University of New York Athletic Conference, becomes the first Plattsburgh State All-American in 12 seasons and just the third Cardinal in the program's history."We are very proud that Anthony Williams has been honored as an All-American. It is a testament to his hard work and high level of commitment," Plattsburgh head coach Tom Curle said. "As with any national award it is a testament to the team's success over the past few years, and I know that Anthony shares this award with all of his teammates."A 6-1 junior guard from Brooklyn (Paul Robeson High School), Williams averaged a conference-leading 21.6 points, 4.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game. His performance during the SUNYAC tournament was even better, averaging 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in three games en route to the title."This shows that the hard work in the gym has paid off," said Williams. "I thank my teammates for picking me up and being supportive all season long, especially during when I had a bad game. I also owe it to my coaches, who gave me confidence. Credit also goes to (athletic trainer) Reggie Mungrue because he prepared me to play when I was banged up early in the season."Williams — who helped the Cardinals to a 21-9 mark (school record for victories in a season), second consecutive SUNYAC championship and first NCAA Tournament win since 1976 in their second straight trip to the Big Dance — has also been selected the SUNYAC Player of the Year, D3hoops.com All-East Region First Team, NABC East All-District First Team and SUNYAC All-Tournament Team.Greg James was an honorable mention pick on the 1995 Columbus Multimedia All-America Team, and Tom Chapin was a 1965 NAIA All-American.
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