Corey Williams (basketball, born 1977)

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Corey Williams
Personal information
Born (1977-08-03) August 3, 1977 (age 39)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Rice (New York City, New York)
College
NBA draft 1999 / Undrafted
Playing career 1999–present
Position Point guard
Career history
1999 Dakota Wizards
2001 Brooklyn Kings
2001–2002 Minas
2003 Brooklyn Kings
2003–2004 08 Stockholm
2004–2005 Yunnan Honghe
2005–2006 Sellbytel Baskets Nürnberg
2006 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2006 Guaiqueríes de Margarita
2006 Cholet Basket
2007 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2007 Dakota Wizards
2007–2010 Townsville Crocodiles
2008 KK Cibona
2009 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2010–2011 Melbourne Tigers
2012 Byblos Club
2012 Piratas de Quebradillas
2012–2013 Bejje SC
2013 Hoops Club
2014 Al Mouttahed Tripoli
2015–2016 Tadamon Zouk
Career highlights and awards

Corey "Homicide" Williams (born August 3, 1977) is an American professional basketball player. The 6'3" point guard also holds a Jamaican passport and is known for his Mohawk hairstyle.[1]

High school and college career[edit]

Born in New York City, Williams attended Rice High School. He played college basketball for Penn Valley Community College from 1995 to 1997, and Alabama State University from 1997 to 1999.[2] In 1998–99, he played 27 games for the Hornets, averaging 10.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Williams began his career playing in Brazil, Sweden and China, as well as minor American leagues such as the International Basketball Association and United States Basketball League. He also spent the 2004 NBA Summer League playing for the Denver Nuggets.

2005–06 season[edit]

In October and November of 2005, Williams spent time with the Toronto Raptors and the Austin Toros.[4][5]

In December 2005, Williams signed with Sellbytel Baskets Nürnberg, but left the team after appearing in just three games. In January 2006, he joined the Sioux Falls Skyforce for the rest of the 2005–06 CBA season. Following the conclusion of the CBA season, he joined Guaiqueríes de Margarita for a one-game stint.

2006–07 season[edit]

Between July and October of 2006, Williams spent time with the Indiana Pacers summer league team and the Denver Nuggets preseason squad.[4] He later moved to France where he joined Cholet Basket. However, in December 2006, he left Cholet after appearing in just eight games. On January 1, 2007, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. After being waived by the Skyforce on February 16, he was picked up by the Dakota Wizards a week later.[6]

NBL (2007–2011)[edit]

In July 2007, Williams played for the Golden State Warriors summer league team. On October 3, 2007, he signed with the Townsville Crocodiles for the rest of the 2007–08 NBL season, replacing the injured Rosell Ellis.[7] In March 2008, following the conclusion of the NBL season, he joined KK Cibona of Croatia for the rest of the 2007–08 A-1 Liga season.

In April 2008, Williams re-signed with the Townsville Crocodiles on a two-year deal.[8] Following the conclusion of the 2008–09 NBL season, he joined Trotamundos de Carabobo of Venezuela for the 2009 LPB season.

In 2009–10, Williams won the NBL Most Valuable Player award.[9]

In November 2010, Williams signed with the Melbourne Tigers for the rest of the 2010–11 NBL season.[10] In his four NBL seasons, Williams played 114 games (91 for Townsville and 23 for Melbourne) and averaged 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.[11]

Later years[edit]

Between January 2012 and mid-2013, Williams played for Byblos Club in Lebanon, Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rico, and Bejje SC in Lebanon.

In September 2013, Williams signed with Iraqi club Duhok[12] but left prior to the start of the regular season. In November 2013, he joined Hoops Club.[13] In December 2013, he left Hoops. In January 2014, he joined Al Mouttahed Tripoli for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[14]

On February 27, 2015, Williams signed with Lebanese club Tadamon Zouk.[15] He appeared in 10 games for Tadamon in 2014–15, averaging 23.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.5 steals per game. Between February and April of 2016, Williams had a six-game stint with Tadamon.

Personal[edit]

Williams joined the Fox Sports NBL commentary team for the 2015–16 season.[16]

References[edit]

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