|Power forward / Center|
October 11, 1990 |
Torrington, Connecticut, United States
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|2011–2012||New Jersey Nets|
Williams played high school basketball for Torrington High School in Torrington, Connecticut. He averaged 36 points a game as a senior in high school. Due to questions about the level of his competition, Williams did not receive heavy publicity or recruiting attention in high school.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Torrington, CT||Torrington HS||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)||245 lb (111 kg)||Oct 21, 2008|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 89|
|Overall recruiting rankings:|
Williams committed to Maryland on October 21, 2008.
Williams started 31 games as a freshman for the 2009–10 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team. He was an All-ACC rookie team selection. Williams finished second in rebounding in the ACC. Maryland coach Gary Williams complimented Williams' growth as a player as the season progressed.
Before his sophomore season, Williams was named to the preseason watch list for the Wooden Award and Naismith Award watchlists. In a January 22, 2011 victory over Clemson, Williams recorded his thirteenth straight Double-double, which set a Maryland record. He broke a streak previously held by Len Elmore. He was picked to the Third Team All-America by Fox Sports.
After the season, Williams submitted his name to the NBA draft. Initially, he did not sign with an agent, which left open the possibility of staying in college. He later hired an agent, which precluded a return to collegiate basketball.
On June 23, 2011 the New Jersey Nets drafted Williams with the 36th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. During the 2011 NBA lockout, he agreed to play for the Polish team Zastal Zielona Góra. However, the lockout ended before he played a game for them.
On July 11, 2012, the Nets traded Williams, Johan Petro, Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, and Deshawn Stevenson to the Atlanta Hawks for Joe Johnson. The Hawks requested waivers on Williams on September 17, 2012.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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