Terrence Williams

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Terrence Williams
Terrence Williams in March 2013.jpg
Williams with the Celtics
Free agent
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1987-06-28) June 28, 1987 (age 27)
Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Rainier Beach
(Seattle, Washington)
College Louisville (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
20092010 New Jersey Nets
2010 Springfield Armor (D-League)
20102012 Houston Rockets
2012 Sacramento Kings
2012–2013 Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)
2013 Boston Celtics
2013 Türk Telekom (Turkey)
2014 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2014 Brujos de Guayama (Puerto Rico)
2014 Meralco Bolts (Philippines)
2014 Soles de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
2014 Reales de La Vega (Dominican Republic)
Career highlights and awards

Terrence Deshon Williams (born June 28, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. Williams was drafted 11th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. He was the senior co-captain for Rick Pitino's 2008-09 University of Louisville Cardinals.

During the 2007-08 season, Williams achieved the third and fourth triple-doubles in Louisville basketball history (the first two by Samaki Walker and Ellis Myles). He racked up 14 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in the Cardinals' season-opening 104-69 win over Hartford[1] and had 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a January 19, 2008 loss to Seton Hall.[2]

At Rainier Beach High School, Williams was a four-year starter on the basketball team. He helped the team to a state title in 2003. He averaged 21.7 points his senior year. He was also a starting wide receiver and free safety on the football team. He considered attending Indiana and Kansas before deciding to play for Pitino.[3]

Williams appeared on three straight Sports Illustrated covers [4] and is one of few athletes to do so. He was also a finalist in the Lowe's Senior Class Award[5] and was named to the Lowe's Senior Class All-Senior All-America first team.[6]

Williams' has extraordinary overall athletic abilities as recognized by coach Rick Pitino. "He's a freakish athlete," Pitino said.[7] He is known for his slam dunking abilities and won the dunk contest at the 2005 Kentucky Derby Basketball Classic.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Williams with the Nets

Williams was drafted by the New Jersey Nets with the 11th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft and was signed to a four-year contract.[9] In the teams' now annual summer workouts, he dazzled his teammates and coaches with his athleticism, defense, and passing.

He recorded his first career triple-double April 9, 2010, with 27 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Nets double overtime win over the Chicago Bulls 127–116.[10]

On November 26, 2010, the Nets sent Williams to the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League.[11] Williams was recalled on December 7, 2010.[12]

On December 15, 2010, Williams was traded to the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade involving the Nets and Los Angeles Lakers.[13]

On March 16, 2012, Williams was waived by the Rockets.[14] After being waived by the Rockets, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings on March 21, 2012.[15] He was signed for the remainder of the season on March 31, 2012.[16][17]

In October 2012, Williams joined the Detroit Pistons for their training camp.[18] On October 22, 2012 Williams was waived by the Detroit Pistons.[19]

In November 2012, he joined the Guangdong Southern Tigers of China.[20] He left the Tigers in February 2013.

On February 20, 2013, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics.[21] On March 3, 2013, Williams re-signed to a multi-year contract with the Celtics.[22] On June 30, 2013, he was waived by the Celtics.[23]

In October 2013, he signed with Türk Telekom.[24] He parted ways with them on November 14, after playing only two games in Turkish Basketball League.[25]

On December 31, 2013, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[26] He set the D-Fenders franchise single-game scoring record with 50 points on January 31, 2014 against the Idaho Stampede, surpassing 49 earlier that season by Manny Harris.[27]

In April 2014, he signed with Brujos de Guayama of Puerto Rico.[28] He was waived on May 1, 2014.[29] On May 18, 2014, he signed with Meralco Bolts,[30] but left seven days later after just three games.[31] He then joined Soles de Santo Domingo and Reales de La Vega of the Dominican Republic.

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
2009–10 New Jersey 78 9 22.6 .401 .310 .715 4.5 2.9 .6 .1 8.4
2010–11 New Jersey 10 0 20.6 .397 .333 .500 3.6 3.1 .5 .0 6.7
2010–11 Houston 11 0 7.6 .333 .200 .818 1.4 .6 .4 .0 3.5
2011–12 Houston 12 0 15.1 .351 .421 .500 2.4 .8 .3 .1 4.5
2011–12 Sacramento 18 0 20.5 .461 .296 .618 4.1 3.1 .9 .3 8.8
2012–13 Boston 24 0 13.3 .495 .333 .429 1.8 1.6 .5 .1 4.6
Career 153 9 19.1 .412 .317 .659 3.6 2.4 .5 .1 7.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Boston 5 0 9.6 .200 .000 .500 2.0 1.2 .0 .2 1.0
Career 5 0 9.6 .200 .000 .500 2.0 1.2 .0 .2 1.0

Personal[edit]

He estimates that he owns over 300 pairs of sneakers.[7] His nickname is "T-Will". He is currently engaged to Helen Gedlu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graves, Will (2007-01-01). "NCAA Basketball - Hartford Hawks/Louisville Cardinals Recap Saturday November 17, 2007 - Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Louisville-Seton Hall Box Score". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Player Bio: Terrence Williams :: Men's Basketball". Uoflsports.cstv.com. 1987-06-28. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  4. ^ Bozich, Rick. "TWill Sports Illustrated Cover Streak Ends at Three". Courier-journal.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Lowe's Senior Class Award Announces Finalists For Ncaa Division I Men's & Women's Basketball". Seniorclassaward.com. 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  6. ^ "NORTH CAROLINA FORWARD TYLER HANSBROUGH WINS 2008-09 MEN'S BASKETBALL LOWES SENIOR CLASS AWARD". Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  7. ^ a b Willhite, Lindsey (October 25, 2007). "Williams, Louisville won't sneak up on opponents". USA Today. 
  8. ^ "DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Terrence Williams, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook". Draftexpress.com. 1987-06-28. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  9. ^ "Nets sign 1st-round draft pick Williams". USA Today. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  10. ^ espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=300409017
  11. ^ Nets assign problem kid Williams to D-League team, nba.com
  12. ^ Terrence Williams will rejoin team for practice today, Derrick Favors returns home
  13. ^ "Rockets Acquire Terrence Williams from Nets". NBA.com. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  14. ^ Feigen, Jonathan. "Rockets waive Terrence Williams; Derek Fisher may not play a game as a Rocket". Ultimate Rockets. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Kings Sign Terrence Williams to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  16. ^ "Kings Sign Terrence Williams For Remainder of Season". NBA.com. 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  17. ^ Kings sign G/F Terrence Williams for rest of the season
  18. ^ Detroit Pistons Add Terrence Williams and Jonny Flynn to Training Camp Roster
  19. ^ Pistons Waive Flynn, Terrence Williams
  20. ^ Terrence Williams Joins the CBA's Guangdong Southern Tigers
  21. ^ "Celtics Sign Terrence Williams". NBA.com. January 20, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Celtics Sign Williams to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  23. ^ Celtics Waive Terrence Williams
  24. ^ "Terrence Williams moves to Turk Telekom Ankara". Sportando.net. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  25. ^ "Terrence Williams leaves Turk Telekom Ankara". Sportando.net. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  26. ^ D-Fenders Acquire Terrence Williams
  27. ^ "LOS ANGELES TAKES DOWN IDAHO BEHIND WILLIAMS' FRANCHISE RECORD 50 POINTS". NBA.com. January 31, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Terrence Williams signs with Brujos de Guayama". Sportando.com. April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Brujos de Guayama sign Mike Sweetney, waive Terrence Williams". Sportando.com. May 1, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  30. ^ Terrence Williams signs with Meralco Bolts
  31. ^ Meralco Bolts sign Mario West to replace Terrence Williams

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