Grant Williams (basketball)

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Grant Williams
No. 12 – Boston Celtics
PositionPower forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1998-11-30) November 30, 1998 (age 20)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolProvidence Day School
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
CollegeTennessee (2016–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentBoston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2019)
  • All-American Honorable Mention (2018)
  • SEC Player of the Year – Coaches (2018, 2019)
  • SEC Player of the Year – AP (2019)
  • 2× First-team All-SEC (2018, 2019)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team – Coaches (2017)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Grant Dean Williams (born November 30, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Tennessee Volunteers. A 6'7"power forward from Charlotte, North Carolina, he was drafted 22nd overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. Williams was an All-Southeastern Conference player as a freshman, sophomore, and junior.[1] He was awarded Back 2 Back SEC Player of the Year honors for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons, becoming the first player to do so since Corliss Williamson in 1995.[2] [3] He led Tennessee to a #3-seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament and #2-seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Tennessee 32 29 25.4 .504 .375 .667 5.9 1.1 .8 1.9 12.6
2017–18 Tennessee 35 35 28.8 .473 .120 .764 6.0 1.9 .6 1.3 15.2
2018–19 Tennessee 37 37 31.9 .564 .326 .819 7.5 3.2 1.1 1.5 18.8
Career 104 101 28.9 .516 .291 .758 6.5 2.1 .9 1.5 15.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Tennessee Athletics". utsports.com.
  2. ^ Wilson, Mike. "UT Vols basketball sweeps SEC honors: Rick Barnes, Grant Williams best in SEC". www.knoxnews.com. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "Tennessee's Grant Williams named AP SEC player of year". News Observer.

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