Williams NJCAA All-American Highlights
YUMA, Ariz--A key cog during the Matador Basketball District Championship team's run to Hutchinson, All-American point guard Cash Williams announced his intent to continue to career at NCAA Division II Western New Mexico.
Williams was impossible to miss on the court during his two seasons at Arizona Western and quickly established himself at the collegiate level as a dynamic playmaker.
His freshman season, Williams led the Matadors with nearly five assists per game and setup a pair of All-Conference performers and Division I transfers in Alfonso Plummer and Bryson Langdon while landing right behind the duo in scoring by posting nearly 14 points per game. That recipe, along with another Division I transfer in Andre Allen propelled the Matadors to their third consecutive Region Championship and first District Championship in nine years. It was also the Matadors first trip to the NJCAA Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas in nearly a decade.
Having been surrounded by sophomores as a freshman, Cash elevated his prowess during his second season in Yuma to be the leading scorer for the Matadors at 14.8 points per game and delivered decisive performances when AWC needed it most.
He set his career high on January 15th against Eastern Arizona with 28 points in a win that kept the Matadors atop the conference standings at the time before topping it just weeks later with his 31 point performance at Tohono O'odham that kept the Matadors in playoff position.
The Matadors would find themselves back in the Region I playoffs in the fourth and final spot, and Williams was right in the thick of the push including chipping in 17 points as AWC knocked off conference champion Cochise to advance to the Region Championship for the fourth consecutive season.
The Fresno, California native started each of the Matadors 66 games during his two seasons in Yuma, seldom exiting the floor during his Sophomore campaign by playing 34 minutes per game.
For his efforts as a sophomore Williams earned NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention honors in 2019-2020.
Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma.