Chris Williams (basketball)
July 9, 1980|
|Died||March 15, 2017(aged 36)|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 1⁄4 in (1.99 m)|
|High school||Minor (Adamsville, Alabama)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|2008–2009||Qingdao Double Star|
|2009||San Miguel Beermen|
|2009–2010||Qingdao Double Star|
|2012–2013||Foolad Mahan Isfahan|
|Career highlights and awards|
Williams played college basketball at the University of Virginia, with the Virginia Cavaliers. He was named the ACC Rookie of the Year in 1999. He was also named Second Team All-ACC in 2000, and Third Team All-ACC in 1999 and 2001.
Williams led the 2004–05 Euroleague in steals, with 2.8 per game, while playing with the Frankfurt Skyliners. He won the Germany BBL championship with Frankfurt, in 2004. From 2005 to 2007, he played in South Korea's KBL, with Ulsan Mobis Phoebus. He also played with Qingdao DoubleStar in China's CBA, and with Mahram Tehran in Iran's Basketball Super League.
Prior to playing in the EuroLeague, Williams played as an import for the Sydney Kings in Australia's NBL. With the Kings, he was a leading scorer, he shot at a high percentage, and he was a top rated rebounder, which were key components to the Kings winning their first ever NBL championship. He was awarded the MVP of the league, and the MVP of the league's final.
In a game between Qingdao and Dongguan Leopards, on December 25, 2009, Williams produced the second ever Quadruple-double in CBA history, as he finished the game with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and 11 steals. Qingdao won the game 122–103.
Williams died on March 15, 2017, due to blood clots in his heart.
- 威廉姆斯砍四双助青岛首胜 杜万低迷东莞遭三连败. sina.com.cn (in Chinese). December 25, 2009. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
- MightyMite Sydney Kings announce 25th Anniversary Team Archived October 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Virginia Basketball loses a legend, Chris Williams passes