Scouting John Williamson:
Great finisher around the rim ... versatile player ... very athletic ... likes to rebound on the offensive glass.
Named the team's Most Valuable Player ... led UC in rebounds (7.3) and was the team's second-leading scorer (13.5) ... finished third in the BIG EAST in offensive rebounding (3.3) and ninth overall ... scored in double figures in 23-of-30 games, including the final nine games of the year, and had five double-doubles ... closed the season vs. West Virginia with his fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 13 rebounds ... scored 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting vs. Notre Dame (2/18) ... opened the overtime period of UC's come-from-behind win vs. West Virginia (1/20) with a three-point play, giving the Bearcats a lead they would not relinquish ... finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds ... averaged 17 points and 12.0 rebounds to earn BIG EAST Honor Roll mention the week of Dec. 11-17 in games vs. Xavier (12/13) and No. 4 Ohio State (12/16) ... scored 17 points and pulled down 17 rebounds vs. the Buckeyes ... tallied a career-high 27 points on 11-of -15 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in a win over Oakland (11/29) ... named the MVP of the Jim Thorpe Association Classic averaging 16.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in three Bearcat wins.
Prior to Cincinnati:
Earned first-team NJCAA Division II All-America honors as a sophomore at Cincinnati State and Technical College in 2005-06 ... was coached by current UC men's basketball director of student-athlete development Andre Tate ... averaged 27.4 points and 11.7 rebounds ... helped school to a 26-9 record, state and regional titles and the finals of the NJCAA Tournament ... rated as the No. 10 junior college prospect nationally by JUCOJunction.com ... earned first-team all-city, third-team all-district and honorable mention all-state as a senior at Columbus Marion Franklin High ... averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.1 steals ... member of high school's academic honor roll.
Full name is John Nathan Williamson ... born Aug. 19, 1986 in Columbus, Ohio ... son of Carl and Cennie Williamson ... has one brother and one sister ... cousins Maurice Wells and Alfred Williams played football at Ohio State while another cousin, Michael Redd, played professionally with the Milwaukee Bucks ... majoring in criminal justice.