Conference USA

WCA grad Dirk Williams named C-USA sixth man of year for Blazers

UAB men's basketball junior Dirk Williams, a Williamsburg Christian Academy graduate, was named Conference USA sixth man of the year Tuesday.

After spending two seasons at Tallahassee Community College in Florida, Williams averaged 9.5 points in the regular season for the Blazers along with shooting close to 39 percent from 3-point range.

Top-seeded UAB plays the winner of Western Kentucky-North Texas on Thursday in the C-USA tourney.

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