Marvin Williams

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Marvin Williams
Marvin Williams Hawks.jpg
Williams (left) with the Hawks in 2012
No. 2 – Charlotte Hornets
Position Small forward / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1986-06-19) June 19, 1986 (age 28)
Bremerton, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school Bremerton (Bremerton, Washington)
College North Carolina (2004–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
20052012 Atlanta Hawks
20122014 Utah Jazz
2014–present Charlotte Hornets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Marvin Gaye Williams, Jr. (born June 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball under coach Roy Williams at the University of North Carolina. He has previously played for the Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz.

High school career[edit]

Williams was a standout for Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Washington. Williams earned numerous awards, including being named a McDonald's All-American, a Parade All-American, and all-state. As a senior, he averaged 28.7 points, 15.5 rebounds, 5 blocks and 5 assists per game.[1]

After being offered scholarships by the University of Washington, the University of Arizona, and the University of Kansas, Williams accepted a basketball scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Williams was an integral part of the North Carolina 2004–05 national championship basketball team. He averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in 22.2 minutes.[2] As the team's sixth man, Williams provided the Tar Heels with an explosive spark off the bench. He scored the go-ahead basket in North Carolina's 75-70 victory over the University of Illinois in the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship game. Williams was recognized for his efforts when he was named as an Honorable Mention to the All-ACC team.[3]

Professional career[edit]

After completing one season with North Carolina, Williams declared himself eligible for the 2005 NBA Draft. The Atlanta Hawks selected him second overall, making him the first of four Tar Heels to be lottery picks in the 2005 Draft.[4] After the season, Williams was named to the 2005–06 All-NBA Rookie Second Team.

In Game 7 of the 2008 playoffs against the Boston Celtics, Williams was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Rajon Rondo. As a result, he was suspended for the first two games of the 2008–09 season.[5]

On August 7, 2009, he re-signed with the Hawks on a reported five-year, $37.5 million deal.[6]

On July 11, 2012, Williams was traded to the Utah Jazz for Devin Harris.[7]

On July 21, 2014, Williams signed with the Charlotte Hornets[8] to a reported two-year, $14 million contract.[9]

Career highs[edit]

  • Points: 33 - at Seattle (1/25/08)
  • Rebounds: 15 - at Dallas (12/5/09)
  • Assists: 7 - at Detroit (1/12/07)

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Atlanta 79 7 24.7 .443 .245 .747 4.8 .8 .6 .3 8.5
2006–07 Atlanta 64 63 34.0 .433 .244 .815 5.3 1.9 .8 .5 13.1
2007–08 Atlanta 80 80 34.6 .462 .100 .822 5.7 1.7 1.0 .4 14.8
2008–09 Atlanta 61 59 34.3 .458 .355 .806 6.3 1.3 .9 .6 13.9
2009–10 Atlanta 81 81 30.4 .455 .303 .819 5.1 1.1 .8 .6 10.1
2010–11 Atlanta 65 52 28.7 .458 .336 .845 4.8 1.4 .5 .4 10.4
2011–12 Atlanta 57 37 26.3 .432 .389 .788 5.2 1.2 .8 .3 10.2
2012–13 Utah 73 51 23.7 .423 .325 .778 3.6 1.1 .5 .5 7.2
2013–14 Utah 66 50 25.4 .439 .359 .781 5.1 1.2 .8 .5 9.1
Career 626 480 29.1 .447 .335 .804 5.1 1.3 .8 .5 10.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Atlanta 7 7 28.4 .414 .000 .889 4.0 .7 .3 .4 11.4
2009 Atlanta 6 3 16.2 .345 .167 .692 1.5 1.0 .8 .3 5.0
2010 Atlanta 11 11 31.4 .392 .500 .906 5.7 .7 .6 .5 8.4
2011 Atlanta 12 3 18.0 .393 .273 .769 2.3 .5 .8 .6 4.8
2012 Atlanta 6 3 24.2 .356 .500 .778 5.5 .8 .5 .3 7.8
Career 42 27 23.8 .386 .371 .845 3.8 .7 .6 .4 7.3

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