Marcus Williams (basketball, born 1986)

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Marcus Williams
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Small forward / Guard
Personal information
Born (1986-11-18) November 18, 1986 (age 27)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school Roosevelt (Seattle, Washington)
College Arizona (2005–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007 San Antonio Spurs
2007–2008 Austin Toros
2007 Los Angeles Clippers
2008–2009 Austin Toros
2009 San Antonio Spurs
2009–2010 Austin Toros
2010–2011 Zhejiang Golden Bulls
2011–2014 Shanxi Zhongyu
Career highlights and awards

Marcus Eliot Williams (born November 18, 1986) is an American professional basketball player. Being very versatile, Williams can play small forward, shooting guard and point guard.

College career[edit]

Williams attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle. As a freshman, he played for the University of Arizona during the 2005–2006 basketball season. He played in all 33 of Arizona's games and started 25 games. Williams was the second leading scorer, averaging 13.0 points per game while leading the team in three point field goal percentage. He also averaged 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. His performance was good enough to earn him a spot on the Pac-10 all-freshman team.[1] After his very strong freshman year, Williams considered entering himself into the 2006 NBA Draft.[2] He returned for his sophomore year and was named All-Pac-10 First Team.

NBA career[edit]

Williams was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs with the 33rd overall pick. Williams was waived by the Spurs on 27 October 2007.[3] After spending considerable playing time with the Austin Toros from the NBDL and performing very well, He was re-signed by the Spurs on 26 December 2007.[4] On December 29, Williams was waived by the Spurs in favour of DerMarr Johnson.[5]

On 28 March 2008, he was signed by the Los Angeles Clippers for the remainder 2007–08 NBA season.[6]

On 27 September 2008 Williams signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.

On 8 April 2009, following the extended injury of Manu Ginobili, Williams signed with the San Antonio Spurs. Malik Hairston was waived to make room for Williams. After registering two games for the Spurs (scoring four points in three minutes), Williams was assigned to the Austin Toros.

NBA Development League career[edit]

After being waived by the San Antonio Spurs, Marcus Williams spent time in the NBDL playing for San Antonio's affiliate, the Austin Toros. In the 2007–2008 season he averaged 19.2 points per game in 36 games. On 4 April 2009, Williams recorded his first career triple double against the Iowa Energy, registering 29 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists.[7]

On 2/14/2008, Williams replaced teammate Malik Hairston to play in the D-League All-Star Game for the Blue Team.[8] In 19:51 of game time he registered 11 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and a steal.[9]

The 2008–2009 basketball season marked a stellar season for Williams; twice the recipient of being named player of the month and All-NBA D-League First Team honors.[10]

After beginning 2010 playing in China, Williams returned to play with the Austin Toros late in the season. His presence was felt immediately. On 03/24/2010 in a game against Springfield, Williams was perfect from the field in attaining his 29 points; Williams shot 8 of 8 from the field, 4 of 4 from behind the arc, and 9 of 9 from the free throw line.


Williams later joined the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in China. He then moved to Shanxi Zhongyu.[11] After testing positive for cannabis in December 2012, the Chinese Basketball Association banned Williams from playing for six months.[12]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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

Regular season[edit]

2007–08 San Antonio 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 1.0 .0
2007–08 L.A. Clippers 10 0 3.4 .263 .000 .000 1.2 .3 .1 .0 1.0
2008–09 San Antonio 2 0 1.5 1.000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 13 0 3.0 .318 .000 .000 .9 .2 .1 .1 1.1


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