Sly Williams

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Sly Williams
Personal information
Born (1958-01-26) January 26, 1958 (age 57)
New Haven, Connecticut
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Lee (New Haven, Connecticut)
College Rhode Island (1976–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 1979–1985
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 33, 35
Career history
19791983 New York Knicks
19831985 Atlanta Hawks
1985 Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,327 (10.9 ppg)
Rebounds 1,287 (4.2 rpg)
Assists 603 (2.0 apg)
Stats at

Sylvester "Sly" Williams (born January 26, 1958) is a retired American basketball player. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, he played parts of seven seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics, appearing in 305 regular season games and seven in the playoffs. In August 2002 he pleaded guilty to kidnapping charges after allegedly holding a woman captive for about 24 hours and threatening her with a knife in September 2001, and raping a second woman in January 2002.[1] The cases were consolidated and Williams was charged with first-degree rape, sodomy and first-degree kidnapping.[1] He was sentenced to up to five years in prison.[1] Williams was working for a pipe and plastics company at the time of his arrest.[1]

He attended college at the University of Rhode Island.


  1. ^ a b c d Former NBA player pleads guilty to kidnapping

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