Leon Williams (basketball, born 1986)
Leon Williams in action with Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto.
|No. 54 – Busan KT Sonicboom|
|League||Korean Basketball League|
July 24, 1986 |
|Nationality||American / Belizean|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Cardinal Gibbons
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2013||Cangrejeros de Santurce|
|2014||Cangrejeros de Santurce|
|2015||Cangrejeros de Santurce|
|2016||Cangrejeros de Santurce|
|2016–present||Busan KT Sonicboom|
|Career highlights and awards|
Williams graduated from the Cardinal Gibbons School in 2004. After high school, Williams played college basketball for Ohio University from 2004 to 2008, during that time he also played in the summer league Belize Elite Basketball League for the Belize Bank Bulldogs.
After graduating in 2008, Williams started his professional career in Turkey where he played for two years for Pınar Karşıyaka and then Erdemir where he was the top rebounder of the Turkish Basketball League in both seasons.
In 2010, Williams signed with the French basketball team Strasbourg IG, however, after the pre-season and just before the start of the season he left the team and country without notice and without the clubs consent, invoking either a sick relative or a desire to start a career in real estate, Strasbourg threatened sanctions but nothing came from that.
Following that season he moved on to Korean Basketball League side Goyang Orions, partly because of his Korean-American's girlfriend desire to discover her roots, he also announced his intention to become a Korean citizen. After a season in South Korea he moved to Cangrejeros de Santurce in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional whose season succeeds the Korean basketball season, he would alternate between the two leagues for the next three years.
On January 13, 2016, he signed with Kavala of for the rest of the 2015–16 season. He later re-joined the Cangrejeros de Santurce for the 2016 BSN season. On August 5, 2016, Williams signed with Best Balıkesir of Turkey. On December 4, 2016, he parted ways with Balıkesir after averaging 11.7 points and 9.9 rebounds in Turkish top division.
- "The Mayhem!. (requires subscription)", Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace, 6 October 2010. Retrieved on 23 March 2015. "Accesible.".(in French)
- "Leon "Bigs" Williams finishes the roster.", Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto, 12 August 2011. Retrieved on 23 March 2015.(in Spanish)
- "Leon Williams Decides to Become Korean (Youtube).", Arirang, 13 December 2012. Retrieved on 23 March 2015.
- Kavala signs Williams, Kromah and McKie
- Leon Williams inks with Best Balikesir
- Best Balikesir, Leon Williams part ways