Williams controls the boards for Murray State


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Murray State junior forward Jarvis Williams is averaging 11.3 rebounds per game this season -- that's sixth-best in the country. His rebounding ability has reminded a lot of people of former Racer Ed Daniel.
Between the hair and the headband, it was hard to miss Ed Daniel. But when you got past the unique look, Daniel was simply the best rebounder to come through Murray State in the last decade. That impact couldn't be ignored.
"I watched Ed's highlights a lot," Williams said. "He got a lot of tip dunks, he attacked the glass hard. I try to do the same thing. Throughout my entire career, I've been athletic and I've been able to rebound at a high level."
That's something Steve Prohm couldn't ignore.
"He's one of the best pure rebounders I've been around since I've been here," Prohm said.
You can imagine what hearing that does for a player's confidence.
"It shoots it through the roof," Williams said. "Hearing him be confident in my ability to go rebound makes me want to go even harder."
Having seen how good Ed Daniel was certainly adds to Williams' motivation.
"Seeing other guys success with rebounding, it just drives me to try to get them all."

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