Earl Williams (basketball player)
|Born||March 24, 1951|
|Nationality||American / Israeli|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Woodrow Wilson|
|College||Winston-Salem State (1970–1974)|
|NBA draft||1974 / Round: 3 / Pick: 49th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|1976||New York Nets|
|1979–1983||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|1989–1990||Maccabi Ramat Gan|
|Career highlights and awards|
Early life and education
Williams played high school basketball while attending Woodrow Wilson High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania. He played college basketball at Winston-Salem State University, with the Winston-Salem State Rams.
In the 1974 NBA draft, Williams was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 3rd round, with the 13th pick (49th overall). He made his NBA debut on October 17, 1974, with Phoenix. During the next four years, he played for other NBA teams as well: the Detroit Pistons, the New York Nets, and the Boston Celtics. On September 30, 1975, he was traded by the Suns to the Detroit Pistons, for a 1976 2nd round draft pick (Earl Tatum).
Williams later played professionally in the Israeli League. He starred for a portion of the time with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Holon, and he also played with Maccabi Ramat Gan. In 1990, at age 39, he was the oldest player in the Israeli League.
- "Earl Williams NBA Statistics". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- "1970-80 statistics". Alvik Basket. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
- "Israeli Basketball Team Plays Despite Cloud of War". St. Paul Pioneer Press. February 22, 1991. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- "Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv wins Euro championship". Israel21c.org. May 2, 2004. Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- Leibowitz, Steve (25 September 1990). "Galil Stop "Upstart" Ramat Hasharon". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
- Weisbord, Robert G.; Kazarian, Richard (1985). Israel in the Black American perspective. Greenwood Press. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- Ben-David, Calev (7 March 1991). "A whole new ball game". The Jerusalem Report. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
- Gordin, Joel (30 January 1991). "Israeli Basketball In Dire Straits". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
- Williams' NBA stats at basketballreference.com