Willie  Carmichael III

24Willie Carmichael III

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Apopka, Fla.

High School:
Wekiva HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 210

Position:
F

Experience:
HS

2014-15 - FRESHMAN
  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Requested and was granted his release following the 2014-15 season and transferred to Western Kentucky following the spring semester.
  • Appeared in all 32 games for the Vols, making 19 starts (most on the team among freshmen).
  • Was the first Vol off the bench in seven games.
  • Averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while shooting a team-best .519 from the field (40 of 77).
  • Led the Vols in blocks four times, and his 13 total blocks ranked tied for third on the team.
  • Made three starts in SEC play and shot .500 against league opponents.
  • His 101 personal fouls were the most by a Vol in a season since center Brian Williams also committed 101 in 32 games played in 2010-11.
  • His five rebounds in the home game against Vanderbilt (2/28/15) were his most in SEC play; he also added four points against the Commodores.
  • Made both of his field-goal attempts against top-ranked Kentucky (2/17/15), finishing with four points, two rebounds and an assist.
  • Had nine points, six rebounds and two blocks in the win over Kansas State (12/6/14).
  • Was 2-for-2 from the field against Marquette at the Orlando Classic (11/30/14) while posting four points, two rebounds, two steals and a block.
  • Earned his first career start in just his second college game--UT's season-opening win over Texas Southern (11/20/14)--and posted 10 points, seven rebounds, two blocks (including one that made ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays) and a steal in the victory.
  • Made his college debut at the Veterans Classic vs. 15th-ranked VCU (11/14/14) and grabbed one rebound in four minutes of action.
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Graduated from Wekiva High School in Apopka, Fla., where he was coached by Scott Williams.
  • Carmichael was rated as the 25th-ranked prospect in the state of Florida by FloridaHoops.com.
  • As a senior in 2013-14, Carmichael helped power Wekiva to a 25-5 record, a District 4 second-place finish and the Florida Class 7A regional semifinals.
  • The Orlando Sentinel named him the 2014 7A State Player of the Year.
  • As a junior in 2012-13, he averaged 11.2 points and 6.9 rebounds while recording six double-doubles and leading the Mustangs to the Florida Class 8A quarterfinals.
  • He averaged 4.8 points and 4.6 rebounds as a sophomore in 2011-12.
  • Played AAU ball for the Florida Tarheels Elite program.
PERSONAL
  • Full name is Willie Leafew Carmichael III
  • Born: Oct. 8, 1995, in Orlando, Fla.
  • Son of Willie Jr. and Shirley Carmichael
  • Academic major: Business
  • Recipient of the Estep Athletic Scholarship

 

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