Jason Williams (basketball, born 1983)

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Jason Williams
Chorale Roanne Basket
Position Forward
League LNB Pro B
Personal information
Born (1983-11-17) November 17, 1983 (age 33)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Higgins (Marrero, Louisiana)
College Kilgore College (2002–2003)
UTEP (2003–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2008 Bnei HaSharon
2008–2009 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2009 Ironi Nahariya
2009–2010 Miro Radici Finance Vigevano
2010–2011 Snaidero Udine
2011 Domotecnica Ostuni
2011–2012 Bnei HaSharon
2012–2013 Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca
2013–2014 Halifax Rainmen
2014–2015 JA Vichy
2015–2016 Vichy-Clermont
2016–2017 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
2017–present Roanne

Jason Williams (born November 17, 1983) is an American professional basketball player. A 1.98 m (6'6") forward who currently plays for Chorale Roanne Basket of the LNB Pro B. He formerly appeared at the Euroleague with the European powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv.

College career[edit]

Williams played college basketball at the University of Texas at El Paso. He helped the Miners to three straight postseason appearances and 72 wins during his three-year career at UTEP. Finished his career with 1225 points, 614 rebounds and 300 assists. He was named to the 2nd Team All-Conference USA Team, the 2005 All-WAC Defense Team and the 2004 WAC All-Tournament Team.

On March 14, 2006, in the second-to-last game of his college career, Williams recorded the first triple-double in UTEP school history (also his first).[1] He had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in an NIT Tournament victory over Lipscomb.[2]

Professional career[edit]

He joined the Israeli League club Bnei HaSharon in 2006. In 2008, he joined the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv. In 2009, he joined Ironi Nahariya.

On June 13, 2017, Williams joined the French club Roanne from LNB Pro B. [3]

Suspension[edit]

On December 7, 2005, Williams was suspended indefinitely by UTEP for breaking the jaw of freshman teammate Stefon Jackson with a sucker punch during a particularly physical practice. Since Williams was the team's best player, his suspension ended up being only one game when Jackson, his victim, urged coach Doc Sadler to reinstate Williams for the good of the team.[4]

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