Ron Williams (basketball)

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Ron Williams
Ron "Fritz" Williams.jpg
Williams from The Monticola, 1966
Personal information
Born(1944-09-24)September 24, 1944
Weirton, West Virginia
DiedApril 4, 2004(2004-04-04) (aged 59)
San Jose, California
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High schoolWeir (Weirton, West Virginia)
CollegeWest Virginia (1965–1968)
NBA draft1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Playing career1968–1975
Number12, 21, 15
Career history
19681973San Francisco / Golden State Warriors
19731975Milwaukee Bucks
1975Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points4,797 (9.3 ppg)
Rebounds971 (1.9 rpg)
Assists1,818 (3.5 apg)
Stats at

Ronald Robert Williams (September 24, 1944 – April 4, 2004) was an American basketball player.

A 6'3" guard from Weirton, West Virginia, Williams starred at West Virginia University in the mid-1960s, where he was one of the school's first African American basketball players.[1] He was selected by the San Francisco Warriors with the ninth pick of the 1968 NBA draft, and was also drafted as a defensive back by the Dallas Cowboys in the 14th round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons in the NBA as a member of the Warriors, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Williams averaged 9.3 points and 3.5 assists per game in his professional career and ranked third in the league in free throw percentage during the 1970–71 NBA season.[2]

After his playing career ended, Williams held several basketball coaching positions, including stints as an assistant coach at the University of California, Berkeley and Iona College. He died of a heart attack in 2004.[1]


  1. ^ a b Profile:Ron Williams at WVU Varsity Club
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