Honors and Awards
- Second Team All-Conference USA (2023)
- College Basketball Invitational Tournament Most Valuable Player (2023)
- USBWA National Player of the Week (1/3/2023)
- Two-time Conference USA Player of the Week (2/27/23, 1/2/23)
One of two graduate transfers added in this year's recruiting class, Brice Williams joins the Huskers after spending the last four seasons at Charlotte. The 6-foot-7 guard earned second-team All-Conference USA accolades last season, averaging a team-high 13.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting almost 40 percent from 3-point range. He closed the season with a flourish, earning MVP honors as Charlotte won the CBI title to cap a 22-win season. Williams is a three-level scorer who moves well without the ball well and can create opportunities for himself and others. He also has the length to guard with a nearly seven-foot wingspan. Williams, who did not arrive on campus until July, found his footing quickly for the Huskers in Spain, averaging 16.3 points per game while shooting 55 percent from the field. He led NU with 28 points on 10-of-14 in the Huskers 89-84 overtime win in Madrid. He comes from a basketball family as his father (Henry) scored over 2,000 points in college before playing overseas professionally for a decade.
Williams played three seasons at Charlotte, totaling 801 points and 329 rebounds in 88 career games. Last season, he played in all 32 games for the 49ers, averaging a team-high 13.8 points per game as Charlotte went 22-14 and won the 2023 College Basketball Invitational. A second-team All-Conference USA pick, Williams ranked among C-USA leaders in scoring (eighth), rebounding (15th), free throw percentage (.843, fifth) and 3-pointers per game (1.6, 14th). He was named the MVP of the CBI after averaging 16.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in Charlotte’s tournament run. He posted a pair of double-doubles in the event, including a 14-point, 11-rebound effort in the semifinals. Williams, who missed the 2021-22 season with a knee injury, was a two-time C-USA player of the Week and earned USBWA National Player of the Week in early January after averaging 31.0 points on 78 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in a pair of wins. In all, Williams had a trio of 30-point games and 23 double-figure efforts in 2022-23. He earned his second weekly honor in late February by averaging 19.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in wins over North Texas and Rice.
Williams saw significant action in 2020-21, averaging 9.7 points per game while shooting 47 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3-point range. He totaled 14 double-figure efforts, including a season-high 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting in a win over UAB. Williams played in 27 games as a true freshman in 2019-20 and had two double-figure games, including 11 points on 3-of-5 from 3-point range in his collegiate debut against James Madison.
He was one of the top 20 seniors in the state of North Carolina at Hopewell High School. As a senior, he was a second-team Charlotte Observer All-Mecklenburg County pick after averaging 21.2 points and 5.3 rebounds as a senior. A two-time All-District 9 and I-Meck All-Conference honoree, he totaled over 1,000 points in his high school career. He averaged 18 points per game as a junior to garner all-district and all-conference honors for the first time. He played AAU ball with Team Loaded 704 for Coach Ed Addie, winning the Adidas Classic Finale Silver Division Championship in 2018.
Brice is the son of Katrina and the late Henry Williams and was born July 5, 2001 in Charlotte, N.C. He his two older siblings (Kristen and Lauren). Brice graduated from Charlotte with a degree in mass communication studies in July of 2023 and is in NU's graduate program. Williams is the first Husker basketball player from North Carolina since 2018-19 (Isaac Copeland Jr. and Thomas Allen). Brice's father, Henry, is Charlotte’s all-time leading scorer with 2,383 points and had his No. 34 jersey retired in 1992. A second-round pick of the San Antonio Spurs in 1992, he played a decade overseas and was the Italian League MVP in 1995-96.