Sean Williams (basketball)

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Sean Williams
No. 51 – GlobalPort Batang Pier
Position Power forward / Center
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1986-09-13) September 13, 1986 (age 30)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Mansfield (Mansfield, Texas)
College Boston College (2004–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
20072010 New Jersey Nets
2008–2009 Colorado 14ers
2010 Fujian Xunxing
2010 Mets de Guaynabo
2010–2011 Texas Legends
2011 Maccabi Haifa
2011–2012 Dallas Mavericks
2011–2012 →Texas Legends
2012 Texas Legends
2012 Boston Celtics
2012–2013 Texas Legends
2013–2016 Torku Selçuk Üniversitesi/Torku Konyaspor
2016–2017 Shahrdari Tabriz
2017–present GlobalPort Batang Pier
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Sean Christopher Williams (born September 13, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the GlobalPort Batang Pier of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Early years[edit]

Sean Williams grew up in suburban Arlington, Texas, with his mother and stepfather, Audrey and Lawrence Garrett, and his two siblings: Myles and Brea Garrett. Both are[when?] student athletes at Texas A&M University. His father, Roland Williams, lives in Houston, Texas. He did not play organized basketball until he was 15 years old. He became a local standout in community leagues and eventually began playing basketball for Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas.

College career[edit]

As a member of the Boston College basketball team, Williams began his career as a standout in the paint. He functioned as an intimidating shot-blocking force for his team. Some basketball games were dubbed the "Sean Williams Block Party".[1]

Despite having never played an entire season for Boston College, Williams left the university as a leading shot blocker in the Big East Conference and ACC, respectively during each of his Boston College seasons.

Williams was dismissed from the Boston College basketball team during his junior year, after having been suspended twice during his three-year college basketball career for multiple rules violations, including an arrest for marijuana possession in 2005.[2] During his suspension from Boston College for one semester during his sophomore year, Williams took classes at the University of Houston. Williams established himself as the nation's top college shot blocker by breaking his own record when he blocked 75 shots in only 15 games during the 2006–2007 season.

NBA and NBA D-League career[edit]

New Jersey Nets[edit]

Williams was selected 17th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. In February 2009, Williams was arrested while attempting to attend a BC-Duke game in February 2009 for allegedly violating a no-trespassing order. The police report stated he was belligerent while being arrested, writing obscenities instead of his name on the fingerprint card and trespass warning.[2][3]

On March 16, 2009, Williams was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief after an altercation with the clerk at a cell phone store at Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, CO that ended with Williams smashing the store's computer monitor.[4] He did not accompany his team on their flight back to New Jersey[5] and was later suspended by the team for two games.[6] He was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and felony criminal mischief.[2]

Colorado 14ers[edit]

On December 29, 2008, Williams was assigned to the Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League.[7] On January 22, 2009 the Nets recalled Williams from the Colorado 14ers.[8] On January 11, 2010, he was released by the Nets.[9]

International career[edit]

Fujian SBS XunXin[edit]

After being released by the Nets, Williams went to play for the Chinese Basketball Association championship, for the team of Fujian SBS XunXin. He played 16 games from February 5 to March 28, 2010, averaging 16.4 points, 11.1 rebounds (4.1Off), 1.2 assists and 4.2 blocked shots.[10]
Notable performances : 30 points against Qingdao DS on 3/12/2010 ; 13 blocks against Jilin on 2/26/2010. Williams also won the 2010 CBA All Star Game Dunk contest. The event was held at the Wukesong Stadium in Beijing, China, on March 21.[11]

Guaynabo Mets[edit]

Williams landed in Puerto Rico to end his 2009–10 season, joining the Mets de Guaynabo, where he averaged 10.0 pts and 16.5 rebounds in 2 games.[10]

Maccabi Haifa[edit]

In August 2010, Williams was signed by Hapoel Jerusalem, but he was released before his first game in the Israeli league.[12]

On August 10, 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Maccabi Haifa B.C. in Israel, which included an out clause that would have enabled him to return to the NBA when the 2011 NBA lockout ended and if he received an NBA offer.[13][14]

Return to the NBA/NBA D-League[edit]

Texas Legends[edit]

On November, 2010, after playing in Puerto Rico and China, Williams joined the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. He played 49 games during the 2010–11 regular season (46 games as a starter), averaging 14.4 pts, 2.9 blocks, 9.4 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game.[15]

He was selected to the 2011 NBA D-League All-Star Game, along with his Legends teammate Joe Alexander.

Williams earned a spot in the 2011 All-NBA Development League Third Team, and also ranked second in voting for the Defensive Player of the Year category. (Williams had more first place votes than current Portland Trail Blazer Chris Johnson, but Johnson still won the award.)[16]

Dallas Mavericks[edit]

On December 21, 2011, he signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.[17] The Mavericks then assigned him to the Texas Legends of the D-League.[18]

Williams played his first game for the Mavericks in their 115–93 loss to the Denver Nuggets on December 26, 2011, providing some much needed spark off the bench in the 3rd quarter. Williams went 4–4 from the field and 4–4 from the free throw line (which included 2 high flying alley-oops) and picked up 3 rebounds, a steal and a block in his 11 minutes of game time.[19] As he was leaving the court in the fourth quarter, he threw up on the Mavericks bench.[20]

Return to the Texas Legends[edit]

On January 6, 2012, Williams was reassigned to the Texas Legends, along with Yi Jianlian.[21]

Return to Dallas[edit]

On March 4, 2012, Williams was recalled by the Dallas Mavericks.[22] After being assigned for the third time from March 16 to 18, Williams was waived by the Mavericks on March 22, 2012.[23]

Boston Celtics[edit]

On April 20, 2012, he was signed by the Boston Celtics, returning to the city where he played college basketball.[24]

On July 5, 2012, the Celtics announced that Williams was added to the roster for the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League and the 2012 NBA Summer League.[25]

Houston Rockets[edit]

On July 20, 2012, Williams was traded to the Houston Rockets in a three team deal.[26] He was waived by the Rockets on August 29, 2012.[27]

Return to Texas Legends[edit]

Williams was re-acquired by the Legends on December 10, 2012.[28]

Delaware 87ers[edit]

On August 29, 2013, Williams' rights were acquired by the Delaware 87ers in the 2013 NBA Development League Expansion Draft.[29]


In September 2013, he joined Torku Selçuk Üniversitesi of the Turkish Basketball League.


In March 2017, he signed with the GlobalPort Batang Pier as their import for the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.[30]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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

Regular season[edit]

2007–08 New Jersey 73 29 17.5 .538 .000 .609 4.4 .4 .4 1.5 5.6
2008–09 New Jersey 33 0 11.1 .417 .000 .625 2.4 .4 .2 .9 2.4
2009–10 New Jersey 20 0 11.4 .429 .000 .526 2.3 .1 .4 1.0 2.6
2011–12 Dallas 8 0 8.1 .750 .000 .833 1.6 .3 .1 .6 3.6
2011–12 Boston 3 0 14.0 .333 .000 1.000 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.7
Career 137 29 14.4 .511 .000 .624 3.4 .3 .3 1.2 4.2


2012 Boston 2 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 2 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "March Madness, March Badness". Sports Illustrated. March 2, 2005. 
  2. ^ a b c "Nets' Williams arrested after altercation". ESPN. 17 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "New Jersey Nets: The Sean Williams Matter -- Hold Yer Fire". Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ Nets Williams Arrested After Altercation Yahoo Sports, March 16, 2009
  5. ^ New Jersey Nets' Sean Williams Arrested. Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
  6. ^ Nets Suspend Williams ESPN, March 18, 2009
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Nets recall center Sean Williams from D-League". January 22, 2009. Archived from the original on January 27, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Nets Waive Sean Williams". January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Eurobasket. Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
  11. ^ Sean Williams Wins CBA Dunk Contest – Dunk Contest – The Ultimate Slam Dunk Contest Resource. Dunk Contest (2010-03-25). Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
  12. ^ "NBA News, Rumors, NCAA Basketball, Euroleague". RealGM. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Sources: Legends' Sean Williams to Israel". Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  14. ^ Sean Williams highlights in Israel on YouTube
  15. ^ Sean Williams D-League playerfile. (1986-09-13). Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
  16. ^ Schroeder, Scott. (2011-04-22) 2011 NBA D-League Award Winners: We Have Vote Totals!. Ridiculous Upside. Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
  17. ^ Sean Williams officially signs with Mavs ESPN, December 21, 2011
  18. ^ 2011–12 Transactions Archived November 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
  19. ^ Games. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  20. ^ Full-Court Press: Williams throws down, then up. (2011-12-26). Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
  21. ^ Dallas Mavericks Assign Yi Jianlian to Texas Legends. (2012-01-06). Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
  22. ^ Mavericks recall Sean Williams from D-League as Brandan Wright recovers from Friday's concussion. (2012-03-04). Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  23. ^ Jeff Caplan (March 22, 2012). "Mavs waive goodbye to Sean Williams - Dallas Mavericks Blog- ESPN". Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Celtics Waive O'Neal, Sign Sean Williams - The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  25. ^ Paul Flannery (July 5, 2012). "Sean Williams on C's summer league roster". Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Rockets Get Players And Pick In Three-Team Deal". July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  27. ^ Inside Hoops (August 29, 2012). "Houston Rockets waive forward Sean Williams :InsideHoops". Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  28. ^ 2012-13 Transactions Archived November 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  29. ^ NBA Development League Announced 2013 Expansion Draft Results
  30. ^ "2 NBA Vets Coming For 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup". March 10, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 

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