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DeAndre Williams named AAC 'Player of the Week'

The fifth year senior averaged 27 points and 11 rebounds in two AAC wins.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — DeAndre Williams was named American Athletic Conference player of the week after strong performances in two wins for the Memphis Tigers (15-5, 5-2). It was the first time he received the award in his career.

Williams averaged 27.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in the two wins. Memphis beat Wichita State on Thursday, 88-78. Williams delivered the best game of his Tiger career.

He scored a season high 29 points and a career best 15 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. Williams followed that up with a 26 point, eight rebound performance in the 75-68 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

Memphis returns to FedEx Forum on Thursday against SMU.

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