Jerry Williams (basketball)

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Jerry Williams (born January 2, 1979) is an American former semi-professional basketball player and current head basketball coach for the ABA Jacksonville Giants in Jacksonville, FLorida. He had a distinguished college and European career, and played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) for thirteen seasons, from 1992–2005. He played for the ABA Jacksonville Jam. A 6'6" shooting guard/small forward from Cumberland College, he was selected to the 2007 ABA All-Star Game.

From 2002 to 2005, Williams played in the British Basketball League. He was named Player of the Year in 2004, after a season in which he averaged 23.3 points per game for the Scottish Rocks. Jerry's nickname is "Mouse."

He is the brother of NFL superstar Rashean Mathis of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Hall of Fame[edit]

February 2013, Williams was inducted into his Cumberland College Hall of Fame.


Awards and achievements[edit]

  • All-NAIA 1st Team- 2001
  • British BBL Champion- 2003
  • British BBL Regular Season Champion- 2003
  • British BBL Cup Finalist- 2004
  • British BBL Player of the Year- 2004
  • ABA All-Star- 2007
  • 2012 ABA National Champions Jacksonville Giants Ring (Assistant Coach)
  • 2013 Cumberland College Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2016 ABA National Champions Jacksonville Giants Ring (Assistant Coach)
  • 2017 ABA National Champions Jacksonville Giants Ring (Head Coach)