Mike Williams (basketball)

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Mike Williams
Personal information
Born (1963-08-14) August 14, 1963 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school De La Salle (Chicago, Illinois)
College
NBA draft 1986 / Round: 4 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Position Power forward / Small forward
Number 35
Career history
1986–1988 CB Murcia
1988–1989 La Crosse Catbirds
1989–1990 Sacramento Kings
1990 Atlanta Hawks
1990 Caixa Ourense
1990–1991 La Crosse Catbirds
1991 Fort Wayne Fury
1991–1992 Sioux Falls Skyforce
1993–1994 La Crosse Catbirds
1994–1996 Sioux Falls Skyforce
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-MVC (1986)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael George "Mike" Williams (born August 14, 1963) is an American retired basketball player. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he attended De La Salle Institute where he led the Meteors to three straight Catholic League titles and went to the state tournament's Elite Eight twice.[1] He was a 6'9" 255 lb power forward and attended the University of Cincinnati and Bradley University. In two seasons at Bradley from 1984 to 1986, Williams averaged 13.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.[2]

Williams, originally selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 4th pick in the third round of the 1986 NBA Draft, played for the NBA's Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks during the 1989–1990 season, averaging 0.7 points and 1.1 rebounds per game.

On November 29, 2009, Williams was shot and paralyzed while working at an Atlanta nightclub.[3]

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