Jaylin Williams - Men's Basketball - Arkansas Razorbacks

Jaylin Williams

10 | F | So.* | 6-10 | 240 | Fort Smith, Ark. | Fort Smith Northside HS

• Invited to Team USA U-19 camp in the summer of 2021.
• Named the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2020-21) and the 2021-22 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll … Made the Department’s Honor Roll (3.0-3.49 GPA) for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Fall of 2021.

Sophomore (2021-22):
• ALL-GLUE TEAM (1 of 6) by The Athletic (Seth Davis)
• Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team (1 of 31) by CollegeInsider.com
• NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team
• All-District VII (one 10-person team) by USBWA
• 2nd team All-District 20 (10 total players honored) by NABC
• SEC All-Defensive Team (Coaches)
• 1st Team All-SEC (Coaches)
• 2nd Team All-SEC (Associated Press)
• SEC co-Player of the Week (Jan. 24)
• SEC co-Player of the Week (Feb. 21)
• SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

• Played in 37 games, with 35 starts, to help Arkansas reach its second straight NCAA Elite 8 … Averaged 10.9 points and 9.8 rebounds … Had 16 double-doubles, including a seven in a row at one point and each of the Razorbaks’ four NCAA games
• Led the NCAA by drawing 54 charges
• Ranked 6th in the NCAA (2nd SEC) in defensive rebounds (8.32), 19th (2nd SEC) in overall rebounds (9.84) and 15th (2nd SEC) in double-doubles (16) … Additionally ranked 8th in the SEC in blocked shots (1.11), 15th in free throws made (102) and 18th in free throw percentage (.729).
• Set Arkansas single-season record for total rebounds (364), rebounds in SEC games (183) and rebound average in SEC games (10.35)
• His 16 double-doubles rank second on the school’s single-season list as do his seven straight double-doubles.
• Mercer: Led the team with five assists … His overall play led Arkansas to an 18-3 run in the second half.
• GWU: Dished out 5 assists for the second straight game … Led the team with eight rebounds and drew three charges.
• UNI: Only played 23:49 as he battled an ankle injury … Finished with 11 points, a career-high 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 blocked shots and a steal … Is the only Razorback on record (going back 25 years) to get 11+ points, 6+ rebounds, 7+ assists, 3+ blocks and no turnovers in a game (HogStats) … WINNING PLAYS DOWN THE STRETCH: 3:52 left & Gm tied 75-75: Blocked Shot • 3:43 left & Gm tied 75-75: Blocked Shot • 2:42 left & Down 78-77: Off Reb & put-back for a 79-78 lead • 1:27 left & Up 82-78: Layup to go up 6 • 1:17 left & Up 84-78: Steal
• HOF Classic: Had eight rebounds and sank a key 3-pointer versus K-State … Versus Cincy, had a then career-high 11 rebounds while drawing a career-high four charges … WINNING PLAYS DOWN THE STRETCH VS CINCY: 1:10 left & Up 68-67: Def Reb • 0:47 left & Up 68-67: Off Reb • 0:09 left & Up 70-67: Drew 4th charge of the game • 0:01 left & Up 72-67: Def Reb • 0:01 left & Up 72-67: Made 1-of-2 free throws for the 73-67 final
• Penn: Led the team in both rebounds (9) and assists (6).
• UCA: Had nine first-half rebounds (8 defensive) … Finished with a then career-high 13 boards (11 defensive) … added two assists, two steals and two blocked shots, while taking the team’s only charge of the game.
• Charlotte: Scored a then career-high 15 points (7-of-9 FG) with a then career-high three steals.
• @ Miss State: Led the team in rebounds (7), assists (6) and blocked shots (3).
• @ A&M: Recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds and the 11 boards were a then SEC career high … Had 10 defensive rebounds … Took three charges.
• Mizzou: Posted second-straight double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds (nine defensive) … Had then career high in free throws made (7) and attempts (8) … Dished out three assists and added two steals.
• @ LSU: Tied then career highs with 13 rebounds and drawing four charges while tying season-high with 3 steals… Had his third straight double-double (11 pts / 13 rebs) and fourth-straight double-digit rebound game … Career-high 12 defensive boards … Even though Arkansas had a season-high 19 turnovers, Williams had zero … Down 8 with 9:01 left, Williams helped Arkansas finish the game on a 17-2 with two steals, two charges taken, a 3-pointer and five rebounds … BIG PLAYS DOWN THE STRETCH: 1:25 left & Tied 58-58: Def Reb (and falling down, threw the ball off LSU player to keep possession) • 1:10 left & Tied 58-58: Made 3-pointer • 0:59 left & Up 61-58: Drew his 4th charge of the game
• SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK (1/24): Averaged 16.5 points and 10.0 rebounds … South Carolina: For the first time in his career, led the Razorbacks in scoring with a then career-high 19 as he was a career-best 9-of-10 at the line … Also led the team in rebounds (9) … Only played 7:22 in the first half due to foul trouble … Was +24 in the second half as he scored 10 pts with 8 rebs and 2 assists … Texas A&M: Had a career-high six steals … Became the first major conference Division I player to have at least 14 points, 11 rebounds, six steals, three blocked shots and three assists since November 2010 (Sports Reference) … Scored 4 of the Hog’s 10 OT points, including a jumper with 13 seconds left (2 seconds on shot clock) for a 3-point lead.
• @ Ole Miss: Continued strong play with 18 points … Scored seven straight points (layup, 3-pointer, layup) during the decisive 13-0 run … Added three assists, two steals and tied his season-high with three blocked shots.
• West Virginia: Tallied his fifth double-double thanks to a then career-high 15 rebounds (14 defensive) and 12 points … Only player with Plus-Minus in double-digits (+16).
• @ Georgia: Only played 19:26 due to foul trouble but finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots.
• Miss State: Led the Hogs with +12 thanks to 10 points, 9 rebounds, two blocked shots, one steal and two charges taken … Set-up Arkansas’ 10-3 run to end the game … Up one with 2:00 to play, Williams sank a 3-pointer … With the game tied at 42-42, scored five points in an 11-2 run for a lead the Hogs would not relinquish.
• Auburn: Tallied his sixth double-double (13 pts & 11 rebs) … Didn’t get credit for an offensive rebound in OT, but created a jump ball to keep possession off a Razorback FT miss with 16 seconds left that led to a Notae FT and 4-point lead with 12 ticks left … Had a dunk and a 4-point play to spur a 20-4 run and a 27-15 lead … Scored a layup with 23 seconds left to tie the game and force overtime … Was 5-of-6 at the line in OT, including two to give Arkansas a lead it would not relinquish and three to put the Hogs up six with 37 ticks left.
• @ Alabama: Posted his second double-double of the week and seventh of the season … Scored a career-high 22 points with 10 rebounds … Scored the Hogs’ first 5 points for a 5-0 lead … Down 13 (57-44), Williams scored 10 points in a 13-4 run.
• SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK (2/21): Averaged 13.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists … @ Mizzou: Recorded his third-straight double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds … Led the team in assists (4) and blocked shots (2) .. Tennessee: Ran his double-double streak to four thanks to 13 points and a career-high 16 rebounds (15 defensive) .. Had 10 boards at halftime … Drew four charges, including three inside the final 2:09 of the first half.
• @ Florida: Had his fifth-straight double-double (and 10th in 14 games) with 15 points and 10 rebounds … Drew three charges and had a game-clinching steal with 23 seconds left .. Is the only Hog over the last 25 years to have at least 15 pts, 10 rebs and 3 assists and zero turnovers.
• Kentucky: Recorded his sixth-straight double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, adding two assists, two steals and a blocked shot … Had nine of his 12 rebounds in the first half and 12 of his 16 points in the second … Specifically, scored 10 straight for the Hogs in crunch time (4:38 mark to 36 seconds) … Down one, hit a jumper on the block with 1:22 left to give Arkansas a lead it would not relinquish … Added two free throws for 3-point lead with 36 ticks left.
• LSU: Made it seven straight double-doubles with 19 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 4:27 to play … Drew three charges and had two steals.
• @ Tennessee: Only played 9:33 in the first half due to foul trouble and was -16 (0-1 FG, 1 reb) … Second half, was +17 with 9 points and 5 rebounds while playing all 20 minutes … Started a 14-2 run with the Hogs down 23, with a 3-pointer and capped the run with two free throws.
• vs LSU (SEC): Had a season high (and tied a career-high) with four blocked shots … Added a team-high 11 rebounds.
• vs Vermont (NCAA): Tallied his 13th double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds … Seven of those boards came in the second half.
• vs New Mexico State (NCAA): Recorded double-double #14 with 10 points and 15 rebounds … The 15 boards were the most by a Razorback in an NCAA Tournament game … Was 4-of-4 at the line, including two with 7:55 left to give the Hogs a lead its would not relinquish … Added three assists and a steal.
• NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team: Averaged a double-double (17.0 ppg and 11.0 rpg) in Regional rounds … Also averaged 3.0 assists and took four charges (two each game) with two steals and a blocked shot … • vs Gonzaga (NCAA): Had his third-straight double-double in the tourney and 15th of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds … Added three assists and took two charges … Down 8, started and capped a 9-0 run with a 3-pointer and a dunk to help the Hogs lead at the break … • vs Duke (NCAA): Led the team with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two steals while adding three assist and took two charges … Down 12 with 15:06 to play, Williams scored five points (including an old-fashion 3-point play) to get the Hogs to with five (53-48) with 13:19 left … In fact, was 3-of-3 at the line — all to convert old-fashion 3-point plays .. Played 33:45 (including all 20 minutes of the second half) and had a team-best +3 in the nine-point loss.

Freshman (2020-21):
• Named the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
• Played in 26 games with five starts, including the final three games of the NCAA Tournament.
• Led the team by taking 16 charges, including two each versus UT Arlington, Georgia, LSU (1/13), Auburn (1/20) and Texas Tech.
• Became the only Razorback to come off the bench and get 10 rebounds three times in a season: Mississippi Valley State, at LSU and vs Florida. (HogStats.com) … Overall, had four games with double-digit rebounds, getting 10 in a start versus Texas Tech.
• On a per 40-minute basis, averaged a team-best 12.1 rebounds … Averaged 9.6 points and 1.8 blocked shots.
• In his collegiate debut (Miss Valley State) had a game-high 10 rebounds, including eight defensively … Just missed a double-double, scoring nine points (2-5 FG • 2-4 3PT).
• Scored six points with seven rebounds, including six on the defensive end, versus Lipscomb..
• Had two rebounds and an assist in 4:20 played at Auburn.
• Saw extended time versus Missouri and responded with eight points and two blocked shots.
• Earned his first career start at Tennessee … Scored six points on 3-of-3 shooting
• Came off the bench versus Georgia … Only scored two points but impacted the game in other areas … Led the team with nine rebounds (four offensive), took two charges and had two assists with a steal and a blocked shot.
• Tied a season-high by pulling down 10 rebounds at LSU, scored seven points and added two steals … Took two charges.
• Had a breakout game in the win over Auburn (1/20) … Scored seven points (including a 3-pointer) with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and a steal … Played all 20 minutes of the second half in the come-from-behind win … Grabbed an offensive rebound in midair and threw it down for his first career dunk to cap a 18-4 run and give Arkansas its first lead (47-45).
• Only played nine minutes versus Mississippi State, but had two steals to tie his season high.
• Had nine points and tied for team-high in rebounds with seven in the Kentucky win .. Made a season-high 5-of-6 free throws … Scored four points late in the game, including a put-back on the offensive end at 3:06 to make the score 74-68 and making two free throws with 1:51 left to make the score 78-73.
• Injured his right knee in the first half at Oklahoma State … Missed the second half versus the Cowboys and played just nine minutes versus Mississippi State.
• Dished out a career-high three assists at Missouri.
• Tied his career high with 10 rebounds (seven defensive) vs Florida.
• Scored a career-high 13 points in the win over Alabama .. Had a +30 in his 22 minutes played … Was dominant in the second half … scored 12 of his 13 points in the second half and he pulled down all eight of his rebounds in the period.
• Stuffed the stat sheet in the LSU win .. Season-high four blocked shots and tied season-high with two steals … Added 10 deflections, eight points, six rebounds and two assists and was a team-best +15 in season-high 29:49 minutes played.
• In his third career start – versus Texas Tech in the NCAA second round — only scored one point but tied his career high with 10 rebounds and had a career-high four assists … Had six boards and all four rebounds in the second half … Also took two charges.
• Versus Baylor in the Elite 8, was 4-of-5 from the field and grabbed four rebounds with a blocked shot and a steal … Scored six of Arkansas’ first nine points.

High School:
• Was rated the 56th-best incoming freshman in the nation and the 9th-best center by Rivals.com
• Was rated the 75th-best incoming freshman in the nation and the 15th-best center by 247Sports.com Composite
• Was rated the 85th-best incoming freshman in the nation and the 12th-best center by 247Sports.com
• Was rated the 91st-best incoming freshman in the nation and the 14th-best center by ESPN.com
• 2020 Gatorade Arkansas Player of the Year
• The third player in the past four years to be Arkansas’ Gatorade Player of the Year and pick the University of Arkansas
• Listed as the top prospect in Arkansas by 247Sports
• 2020 Hogville.net’s the Arkansas Boys High School Co-Player of the Year (with Davonte Davis)
• 2020 Democrat Gazette first team All-State (all divisions)
• As a junior, was Arkansas Division I Player of the Year by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Tabbed 6A All-State honors by the Arkansas Activities Association, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s first-team All-Arkansas (all classes) and first team All-State by MazPreps.com … As a senior, averaged 18.7 points and 12.2 rebounds while adding 2.5 blocks and 2.7 assists per contest .. Led Northside to a 20-10 record and the semifinals of the 6A State Championship all while maintaining a 3.81 GPA in the classroom … As a junior, averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game while helping the Grizzlies to the Class 6A state title … In that game, he had 20 points, 16 rebounds and three blocked shots, which Northside won 44-41 over Bryant … Played at Northside with current Razorback Isaiah Joe and the pair helped the Grizzlies reach the state final in 2018 … In the summer of 2019, was named to the All-EYBL Breakout Team. He averaged 11.8 points, 10.4 rebounds for Woodz Elite.

Born June 29, 2002, in Fort Smith … Son of Michael and Linda Williams … Had three brothers – Mikey, Marquis and Montell Williams – and one sister – Synora Phillips … Major is recreation and sport management.