Henry Williams (basketball)
June 6, 1970 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|High school||Ben Davis (Indianapolis, Indiana)|
|NBA draft||1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|Pro playing career||1992–2002|
|1992–1993||Wichita Falls Texans (CBA)|
|1993–1995||Scaligera Verona (Italy)|
|1995–1999||Benetton Treviso (Italy)|
|1999–2000||Virtus Roma (Italy)|
|2000–2001||Scaligera Verona (Italy)|
|2002||Basket Napoli (Italy)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Henry Williams (born June 6, 1970), nicknamed Hi-Fly, is a retired American basketball player.
Williams played college basketball for UNC Charlotte under coach Jeff Mullins from 1988 through 1992. In his four years with the 49ers, Williams remains the 49ers' all-time leading scorer with 2,383 points. The school has also retired his #34 jersey. He helped lead the 49ers to the 1992 NCAA Tournament and to an NIT berth in 1989.
Williams was drafted in the second round (44th overall) in the 1992 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, but never played for the team. He spent the majority of his professional career in Europe. During his 10-year overseas career, Williams played for Italian teams Verona, Treviso and Rome, winning six European championships, and posting a career scoring average of 20.2 points. He was the Italian League MVP in 1996.