May 11, 2012
"Alec has been a very important member of the team the last three seasons," Fisher said. "He has worked extremely hard as a student-athlete at San Diego State. We wish him well as he pursues other opportunities with regard to playing time."
Williams, a 6-foot-7 forward played 43 games the last three seasons during San Diego State's most successful three-year period in school history. A native of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Williams posted career totals of 128 points, 45 rebounds, seven assists and four blocked shots and was a member of three NCAA Tournament squads.
"I really enjoyed the past three years," Williams said. "I love San Diego and San Diego State. I am making an individual choice to pursue my basketball career elsewhere."
Williams played a key role this past season on a team in which San Diego State had just nine scholarship players. He saw action in 21 games, making four starts and played a total of 226 minutes, the ninth-highest total on the team. He averaged 4.0 points and 2.1 rebounds, while connecting on 79.2 percent of his free throw attempts during his junior campaign.
In 2011-12, Williams reached double figures in scoring in three consecutive contests beginning in late December and ended his junior year by making his final 15 free throw attempts.
San Diego State compiled an 85-20 record, with two regular-season Mountain West Conference championships and two league tournament titles in his three years on The Mesa.