Landale and Williams Earn All-American Honors

March 29, 2018

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Two West Coast Conference senior standouts collected All-American honors in multiple publications. Saint Mary’s center Jock Landale earned second team honors from the Associated Press, NABC, NCAA & USBWA, while Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams was listed as an honorable mention selection by all four.

Last season Landale, the 2018 WCC Player of the Year, earned All-American honorable mention accolades.

JOCK LANDALE, SR., C – SAINT MARY’S
Landale becomes the first Gael in program history named to the First, Second or Third Team by the AP. David Vann (Honorable Mention, 1981-82), Omar Samhan (Honorable Mentio2009-10), Mickey McConnell (2010-11) and Matthew Dellavedova (2011-12, 2012-13) are the other Gaels that have been named to the prestigious list.

Landale becomes just the second Gael to be named an AP All-American in at least two seasons, as the senior was an Honorable Mention in 2016-17.

The senior center led the West Coast Conference in points per game (21.1), rebounds (10.2), field-goal percentage (64.0), offensive rebounds (2.9), defensive rebounds (7.3) and double-doubles (19).

Landale's senior campaign saw the most points scored (761) and field-goals made (301) by a single player in a single season in program history.

The 6-11 Aussie is first in the NCAA in total field-goals made, seventh in field-goal percentage, ninth in total points, 10th in double-doubles and 19th in rebounds per game.

The West Coast Conference Player of the Year is also a member on the NABC Coaches' All-American Second Team, NABC First Team, USBWA All-American Second Team, USBWA All-District IX Team and a top-5 finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award for the nation's best center.

JOHNATHAN WILLIAMS, SR., F – GONZAGA
Williams wrapped up a stellar career at Gonzaga. He finished his collegiate career with 1,478 points and 1,019 rebounds, eclipsing the 1,000-point and 1,000 rebound mark during his redshirt senior season. After transferring from Missouri, he scored 893 points and grabbed 564 rebounds at GU. His 1,019 career rebounds were the eighth-most among active players this season.

Williams averaged a team-high 13.4 points and 8.5 rebounds in 2017-18. He also led the Bulldogs with 40 blocked shots. The Memphis, Tenn. native made 56.3 percent of his shots from the field.

Williams was tabbed first team All-West Coast Conference for the second straight season. He ranked third in the WCC in rebounds (8.5), fifth in field goal percentage (56.3) and sixth in blocked shots (1.1). Williams was tabbed the conference's Player of the Week twice this season.

During 2017-18, Williams had 15 double-doubles, including a streak of six straight. He finished his collegiate career with 28 double-doubles. He had four 20-point games this past season.


 

 

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