Marcus Williams (basketball player, born 1986)
|Small forward / Guard|
November 18, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Listed weight||207 lb (94 kg)|
|High school||Roosevelt (Seattle, Washington)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|2007||San Antonio Spurs|
|2007||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2009||San Antonio Spurs|
|2010–2011||Zhejiang Golden Bulls|
|Career highlights and awards|
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. After his very strong freshman year, Williams considered entering himself into the 2006 NBA Draft. He returned for his sophomore year and was named All-Pac-10 First Team.
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. 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. On December 29, Williams was waived by the Spurs in favour of DerMarr Johnson.
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
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.
On 2/14/2008, Williams replaced teammate Malik Hairston to play in the D-League All-Star Game for the Blue Team. In 19:51 of game time he registered 11 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and a steal.
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.
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. After testing positive for cannabis in December 2012, the Chinese Basketball Association banned Williams from playing for six months.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Pac-10 2006 season wrap up accessed August 8, 2006
- Marcus Williams emerging as national star Accessed August 8, 2006
- Spurs Waive Marcus Williams
- Spurs Sign Marcus Williams
- Spurs add journeyman guard Johnson, waive rookie Williams
- Clippers sign Marcus Williams, waive Aaron Williams
- Iowa at Austin box score
- 2009 NBA D-League All-Star Replacements Announced
- D-League All-Star Game box score
- All D-League Teams
- Shanxi Zhongyu
- "US player banned in China over marijuana use". Associated Press. December 31, 2012.
- NBA D-League Profile
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- University of Arizona Profile