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Shelden Williams
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 09/21/2018
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Shelden Williams, a native of Forest Park, Okla., was a two-time National Defensive Player of the Year honoree while helping the Blue Devils to a four-year record of 116-23 with a pair of ACC regular season titles, three ACC Tournament championships and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 including one berth in the Final Four. A three-time All-America and three-time All-ACC choice, he averaged 13.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots and shot 57.2 percent from the floor during his tenure while becoming the first player in NCAA history to register 1,750 points, 1,250 rebounds, 400 blocked shots and 150 steals in a career. After establishing the school single-season record for blocked shots with 137 in his final campaign as he served as a team captain, the two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year honoree graduated as Duke’s all-time leader in both rebounds (1,262) and blocks (422) and had his jersey No. 23 raised to the rafters of Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 28, 2007. Williams, who recorded the third triple-double in school history with a 19-point, 11-rebound, 10-block performance against Maryland on January 11, 2006, went on to log a six-year career in the NBA after being drafted with the No. 5 overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in 2006.

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