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Malik Williams, Jarrod West named Louisville basketball captains for 2021-22

Williams is the first three-time captain in U of L hoops history.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 18 Louisville at Duke Photo by Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

U of L has announced that senior center Malik Williams and graduate transfer guard Jarrod West have been named the 2021-22 captains for the Louisville men’s basketball team.

This is the third straight year that Williams has been voted to be a captain by his teammates, making him the first Cardinal ever to earn that distinction.

West’s election marks the third time in four years of the Chris Mack era where a graduate transfer has been named one of the team’s captains. Christen Cunningham earned the honor before the 2018-19 campaign, as did Carlik Jones before last season.

In his four years at Marshall, West amassed 1,204 points (35th all-time at MU), 424 assists, 393 rebounds and a school-record 254 steals in his 126 career games (tied for fifth at Marshall), starting all but three of those games. The career steals mark is the second-most in Conference USA history, just 10 short of the league record, and ranks fourth in the nation among active players.

Congrats to both Malik and Jarrod.