Kenny Williams is part of the reason head coach Roy Williams considers this North Carolina men’s basketball team one of the best shooting teams he’s ever coached. For his career, Kenny Williams is a 35.5 percent shooter from three, and this season he’s averaging 8.9 points and 3.7 assists per game, good for second on the team.
The senior guard also ranks among the Tar Heels’ best perimeter defenders. He takes a lot of charges, has the size and tools to guard every position and is tied for second on the team with 25 steals.
Most importantly, though, Williams seems to have inherited the role as the emotional leader of No. 8 UNC’s experienced squad. He doesn’t shy away from big moments and has made big plays a few times this season — including when he hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime against Miami to give the Tar Heels a lead they’d never relinquish.