|No. 7 – Santa Cruz Warriors|
|League||NBA Development League|
June 20, 1989 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||St. George's Independent School
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|2010–2013||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2014||→Delaware 87ers (D-League)|
|2014–2015||Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)|
|2015–present||Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)|
|2015||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Career highlights and awards|
Elliot Jerell Williams (born June 20, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League. He was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.
High school career
For the Blue Devils, Williams saw action in 34 of Duke's 37 games, starting in 12 contests, with 11 coming in the Blue Devils' final 12 games of the season (including ACC and NCAA tournaments), averaging 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds. Williams also recorded 23 assists and 21 steals and shot 44.1 percent from the field, 25 percent from the three-point arc and 50 percent from the foul line in helping lead Duke to a 30–7 overall record, an ACC Tournament crown and an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance.
Williams received an NCAA waiver in August 2009 to play immediately for the Memphis Tigers for the 2009–10 season after playing for the Duke Blue Devils for the 2008–09 season. Playing in a total of 68 career games with 46 starts, Williams averaged 11.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.
Williams was selected 22nd overall in the 2010 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. After playing in the preseason for the Trail Blazers, Williams missed the entire 2010–11 season due to a knee injury. Williams also missed a significant portion of the 2011–12 NBA season after dislocating his shoulder during an early March practice. Williams had made 24 appearances over the course of the season, averaging 3.7 points per game. Williams missed the entire 2012–13 season due to an Achilles tendon injury.
On November 20, 2013, Williams signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. On January 5, 2014, he was assigned to the Delaware 87ers. He was recalled the next day. On October 27, 2014, he was waived by the 76ers.
On November 1, 2014, Williams was selected by the Santa Cruz Warriors with the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft. On January 7, 2015, he signed a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz. On January 17, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Jazz, but after the contract expired, the Jazz decided to not retain him, and he subsequently returned to Santa Cruz on January 27. On February 4, 2015, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game. That same day, he signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets. On February 10, he was waived by the Hornets before appearing in a game for them, and again returned to Santa Cruz. On March 4, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. On March 14, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Pelicans. He was not retained by the Pelicans following the expiration of his second 10-day contract on March 24, and subsequently returned to Santa Cruz two days later. On April 26, the Warriors claimed their first D-League championship as they defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 2 games to 0. Along with his first D-League championship, Williams received the Finals MVP award.
NBA career statistics
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Elliot Williams Recruiting Profile
- Elliot Williams needs knee surgery, likely out for season
- Blazers guard Elliot Williams out for season after surgery
- Associated Press (March 21, 2012). "Elliot Williams to miss rest of season". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- Elliot Williams To Join Cavs For Camp
- Cavs waive DeSagana Diop, Kenny Kadji, Jermaine Taylor, Elliot Williams
- Philadelphia 76ers waive Kwame Brown and Darius Morris, sign Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown
- "Sixers Assign Elliot Williams to Delaware 87ers". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 5, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- Sixers recall Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams from D-League
- "Sixers Announce 2014-15 Opening Night Roster". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 27, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- "Santa Cruz Warriors Select 7 Players in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft". NBA D-League. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 1, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- "Jazz Sign Elliot Williams to a 10-Day Contract". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- "Jazz Sign Elliot Williams to a Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- Jazz won't re-sign Elliot Williams for the remainder of the season
- NBA D-League 2014-15 Transactions
- Thirteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented by Kumho Tire
- Hornets Sign Williams, Waive Pargo
- Hornets Acquire Guards Mo Williams, Troy Daniels from Minnesota
- Pelicans Sign Elliot Williams to 10-Day Contract
- Pelicans Sign Elliot Williams to Second 10-Day Contract
- Santa Cruz Announces Roster Moves
- "Title Wave: Santa Cruz Wins NBA D-League Championship". NBA.com. April 26, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015.