Marcus Williams (basketball, born 1986)
Williams during his third tenure with the Austin Toros
|Born||November 18, 1986|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||207 lb (94 kg)|
|High school||Roosevelt (Seattle, Washington)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|2007||San Antonio Spurs|
|2008||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2009||San Antonio Spurs|
|2009–2010||Zhejiang Wanma Cyclones|
|2010–2011||Zhejiang Wanma Cyclones|
|2015||Jilin Northeast Tigers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Marcus Eliot Williams (born November 18, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Jilin Northeast Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Williams can play small forward, shooting guard and point guard.
Williams attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle before playing college basketball for University of Arizona from 2005 to 2007. In 2005–06, he played in all 33 of Arizona's games and started 25 games. Williams was the second leading scorer, averaging 13.0 points per game while leading the team in three point field goal percentage. He also averaged 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. His performance was good enough to earn him a spot on the Pac-10 all-freshman team. After considering entering the 2006 NBA draft, he returned for his sophomore year and was named to the All-Pac-10 first team. On April 5, 2007, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility.
Williams was selected with the 33rd overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs. In July 2007, he joined the Spurs for the 2007 NBA Summer League. On September 28, 2007, he signed with the Spurs. However, he was later waived by the Spurs on October 27, 2007. In November 2007, he was acquired by the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League. On December 26, 2007, he re-signed with the Spurs and made his NBA debut the same day. However, three days later, he was again waived by the Spurs after managing just one game. On January 3, 2008, he returned to the Toros.
On April 8, 2009, he signed with the San Antonio Spurs for the rest of the 2008–09 NBA season. On April 15, 2009, he was assigned back down to the Austin Toros. Five days later, he was recalled by the Spurs. On October 25, 2009, he was waived by the Spurs.
In July 2010, he joined the Indiana Pacers for the 2010 NBA Summer League. In December 2010, he re-joined the Zhejiang Wanma Cyclones.
On September 14, 2011, he signed with Shanxi Zhongyu for the 2011–12 CBA season. In May 2012, he re-signed with Shanxi Zhongyu for the 2012–13 season. In January 2013, he was banned by the CBA for six months after testing positive for marijuana. In November 2013, he re-joined Shanxi Zhongyu for the 2013–14 season.
On September 30, 2014, he signed with the Denver Nuggets. However, he was later waived by the Nuggets on October 22, 2014. In August 2015, he joined the Zhengzhou Dayun for the 2015 NBL season.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Pac-10 Men's Basketball Season Wrap-up
- Marcus Williams Declares for NBA Draft
- Spurs Waive Marcus Williams Archived May 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- Spurs add journeyman guard Johnson, waive rookie Williams
- Clippers Sign Forward Marcus Williams; Waive Aaron Williams
- Training Camp Roster Set, Additions to Basketball Operations Staff
- Bobcats waive two players
- Bobcats waive 2 guards to reduce roster to 15
- Austin’s Marcus Williams Signs With San Antonio Spurs
- Spurs assign Marcus Williams to D-League
- Spurs Waive Marcus Williams
- Marcus Williams Returns to Toros
- Shanxi Zhongyu tabs Marcus Williams
- Shanxi re-ups Marcus Williams and Charles Gaines, Fujian to bring back Will McDonald
- Marcus Williams banned from CBA after testing positive for marijuana
- MARCUS WILLIAMS RETURNS TO CBA AFTER BAN
- Denver Nuggets Announce 2014-15 Training Camp Roster
- Nuggets Waive Benimon and Williams
- Zhengzhou Dayun joined Marcus Williams Archived January 27, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- Marcus Williams agreed to terms with Jilin Tigers
- Akognon, Dalembert, Franklin and Jordan signed in CBA in December