Western’s Williams, McCall earn All-American honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Montana Western men’s basketball players Dexter Williams Jr. and Stephen McCall have been honored as 2014-15 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball All-Americans.

The recognition follows a season in which Montana Western earned a co-conference championship and advanced to the second round of the national tournament. It is the second time in the tenure of head coach Steve Keller that Bulldog teammates have earned All-American status.

“I’m very proud of both Dexter and Stephen for earning All-American status,” Keller commented. “It is an important individual honor, but it speaks greatly of the work of our entire team this season.”

Williams Jr. was named to the All-American second team after earning Player of the Year and Co-Newcomer of the Year recognition in the Frontier Conference. A 6-foot-4 junior from Jacksonville, Florida, Williams Jr. led the Bulldogs in rebounds (6.76 per game) and steals (1.70 per game). Williams Jr. completed the season with five national top 40 rankings for statistics: number 19 in field goal percentage, number 26 for total steals (56), number 32 in total scoring, number 38 in steals per game and number 39 in total rebounds.

McCall, a 5-8 senior point guard from Las Vegas, was an All-American honorable mention selection. McCall earned first team all-conference recognition in his single season with the Bulldogs. McCall was the Bulldog leader in scoring (15.9 points per game) and assists (3.52 per game). McCall scored a tournament-high 36 points in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament. McCall was ranked nationally in five categories at the completion of the season: number one in free throw percentage, number 41 in total assists, number 46 in assists per game, number 48 in total scoring and number 49 for field goal percentage.

— Montana Western Sports Information