Matt Williams had an incredible college debut. After missing UCF's first five games of the 2012-13 campaign while recovering from an illness, Williams had a performance to remember against Florida Tech. The shooting guard played only 13 minutes off the bench, but finished with a team-high 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting from 3-point range.
In limited minutes, Williams drained 3-pointer after 3-pointer in the victory. His performance was good enough to earn the Orlando native the Conference USA Freshman of the Week award.
The traits that Williams displayed in his debut - a quick release, accurate shot and great feel for the game - helped the Jones High School product average 5.0 points in 15.6 minutes during the season. He appeared in all 26 games after his return and did most of his scoring from long distance. Thirty-seven of his 42 field goals came from 3-point range.
Williams hopes to show a more well-rounded game this upcoming season. A deceptively good athlete, he has the ability to get to the basket and can handle the ball if needed as well.
Williams can also earn minutes with his play on the defensive end. In UCF's memorable home win over Southern Miss, he logged 29 minutes and was on the floor at the end of the game thanks to his ability to guard on the perimeter.
With a continued focus on defense and focus on his all-around game, Williams can show in 2013-14 that he is more than just a knock-down shooter from deep.