Aaron Williams (basketball)

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Aaron Williams
Personal information
Born (1971-10-02) October 2, 1971 (age 45)
Evanston, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Rolling Meadows
(Rolling Meadows, Illinois)
College Xavier (1989–1993)
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Playing career 1993–2008
Position Power forward / Center
Number 33, 44, 55, 15, 34
Career history
1993 Grand Rapids Hoops
1993 Utah Jazz
1993–1994 Aresium Milan
1994–1995 Milwaukee Bucks
1995–1996 AO Ampelokipon
1996 Connecticut Pride
1996–1997 Denver Nuggets
1997 Connecticut Pride
1997 Vancouver Grizzlies
19971999 Seattle SuperSonics
1999–2000 Washington Wizards
20002004 New Jersey Nets
20042006 Toronto Raptors
2006 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
20062008 Los Angeles Clippers

Aaron Williams (born October 2, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played at the power forward and center positions. After professional career spanning 15 years, he is now an assistant men's basketball coach at his alma mater, Xavier University[1] in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Basketball career[edit]

Williams was undrafted after a college career at Xavier University, and played for the NBA's Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle SuperSonics, Washington Wizards, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers. He also had brief stints in the CBA, Italy and Greece.

In 2000-01, as a member of the New Jersey Nets, Williams posted his best numbers as a pro, playing all 82 games while averaging 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, but also had the dubious distinction of leading the league in total personal fouls committed, with 319 (an average of 3.89 fouls per game).[2]

On December 17, 2004, he was traded by the Nets to the Toronto Raptors along with Alonzo Mourning, Eric Williams, and two first round draft picks in exchange for Vince Carter.

On January 31, 2006, he was traded by the Raptors to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets in exchange for two second-round draft picks. On July 31, Williams signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[3] On March 28, 2008, after rarely having been used throughout two seasons, he was waived.[4]


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