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.