Williams with the Celtics
|Shooting guard / Small forward|
June 28, 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Rainier Beach
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|Pro playing career||2009–present|
|2009–2010||New Jersey Nets|
|2010||→Springfield Armor (D-League)|
|2012–2013||Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)|
|2013||Türk Telekom (Turkey)|
Terrence Deshon Williams (born June 28, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Türk Telekom of the Turkish Basketball League. 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 and had 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a January 19, 2008 loss to Seton Hall.
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.
Williams appeared on three straight Sports Illustrated covers  and is one of few athletes to do so. He was also a finalist in the Lowe's Senior Class Award and was named to the Lowe's Senior Class All-Senior All-America first team.
Williams' has extraordinary overall athletic abilities as recognized by coach Rick Pitino. "He's a freakish athlete," Pitino said. He is known for his slam dunking abilities and won the dunk contest at the 2005 Kentucky Derby Basketball Classic.
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. In the teams' now annual summer workouts, he dazzled his teammates and coaches with his athleticism, defense, and passing.
On March 16, 2012, Williams was waived by the Rockets. After being waived by the Rockets, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings on March 21, 2012. He was signed for the remainder of the season on March 31, 2012.
On February 20, 2013, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics. On March 3, 2013, Williams re-signed to a multi-year contract with the Celtics. On June 30, 2013, he was waived by the Celtics.
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|
He estimates that he owns over 300 pairs of sneakers. His nickname is "T-Will".
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- Nets assign problem kid Williams to D-League team, nba.com
- Terrence Williams will rejoin team for practice today, Derrick Favors returns home
- "Rockets Acquire Terrence Williams from Nets". NBA.com. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
- Feigen, Jonathan. "Rockets waive Terrence Williams; Derek Fisher may not play a game as a Rocket". Ultimate Rockets. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
- "Kings Sign Terrence Williams to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- "Kings Sign Terrence Williams For Remainder of Season". NBA.com. 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
- Kings sign G/F Terrence Williams for rest of the season
- Detroit Pistons Add Terrence Williams and Jonny Flynn to Training Camp Roster
- Pistons Waive Flynn, Terrence Williams
- Terrence Williams Joins the CBA’s Guangdong Southern Tigers
- "Celtics Sign Terrence Williams". NBA.com. January 20, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
- "Celtics Sign Williams to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
- Celtics Waive Terrence Williams
- "Terrence Williams moves to Turk Telekom Ankara". Sportando.net. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- "Terrence Williams leaves Turk Telekom Ankara". Sportando.net. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.