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Williams (left) with the Hawks in 2012
|No. 2 – Utah Jazz|
June 19, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||237 lb (108 kg)|
|High school||Bremerton (Bremerton, Washington)|
|College||North Carolina (2004–2005)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Pro playing career||2005–present|
|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 Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Williams played college basketball under coach Roy Williams at the University of North Carolina.
High school career
Marvin 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.
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.
As a freshman, Williams was an integral part of the North Carolina 2004-2005 national championship basketball team. He averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in 22.2 minutes. As the team's sixth man, Williams provided the veteran Tar Heels squad 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.
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. After the season, Williams was named to the 2005-06 All-NBA Rookie Second Team.
In Game 7 of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics, Williams was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Rajon Rondo. As a result, he was suspended in the first two games of the NBA 2008-09 Season.
On July 29, 2009 the Hawks and Williams reached an agreement on a five-year contract worth nearly $40 million.
- Points: 33 - at Seattle (1/25/08)
- Rebounds: 15 - at Dallas (12/5/09)
- Assists: 7 - at Detroit (1/12/07)
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|
- 2005 All-ACC Men's Basketball Selections :: Duke's Redick and Williams, UNC's May and Felton and Wake's Paul earn first-team honors[dead link]
- "Jazz Acquires Forward Marvin Williams". NBA.com. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Marvin Williams at Basketball-Reference.com
- Tar Heel Blue Player Bio: Marvin Williams
- Scout.com profile of Marvin Williams
- UNC Men's Basketball Season Statistics