Ron Williams (basketball)

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Ron Williams
Ron "Fritz" Williams.jpg
Williams from The Monticola, 1966
No. 12, 21, 15
Guard
Personal information
Born (1944-09-24)September 24, 1944
Weirton, West Virginia
Died April 4, 2004(2004-04-04) (aged 59)
San Jose, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Listed weight 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school Weirton (Weirton, West Virginia)
College West Virginia (1965–1968)
NBA draft 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Pro playing career 1968–1975
Career history
19681973 San Francisco / Golden State Warriors
19731975 Milwaukee Bucks
1975 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,797 (9.3 ppg)
Rebounds 971 (1.9 rpg)
Assists 1,818 (3.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ronald Robert Williams (September 24, 1944 – April 4, 2004) was an American basketball player.

A 6'3" guard from Weirton, West Virginia, Williams starred at West Virginia University in the mid-1960s, where he was one of the school's first African American basketball players.[1] He was selected by the San Francisco Warriors with the ninth pick of the 1968 NBA Draft, and was also drafted as a defensive back by the Dallas Cowboys in the 14th round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons in the NBA as a member of the Warriors, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Williams averaged 9.3 points and 3.5 assists per game in his professional career and ranked third in the league in free throw percentage during the 1970-71 NBA season.[2]

After his playing career ended, Williams held several basketball coaching positions, including stints as an assistant coach at the University of California, Berkeley and Iona College. He died of a heart attack in 2004.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Profile:Ron Williams at WVU Varsity Club
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