Sean Williams (basketball)
|Position||Power forward / Center|
September 13, 1986 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Mansfield (Mansfield, Texas)|
|College||Boston College (2004–2007)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|2007–2010||New Jersey Nets|
|2010||Mets de Guaynabo|
|2013–2016||Torku Selçuk Üniversitesi/Torku Konyaspor|
|2017||GlobalPort Batang Pier|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
- 1 Early years
- 2 College career
- 3 NBA and NBA D-League career
- 4 International career
- 5 Return to the NBA/NBA D-League
- 6 Turkey
- 7 Philippines
- 8 NBA career statistics
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
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. Myles played football at Texas A&M University and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Sean's father, Roland Williams, lives in Houston, Texas. Sean 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.
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". Despite having never played an entire season for Boston College (BC), Williams left the university as a leading shot blocker in the Big East Conference and ACC, respectively, during each of his BC seasons. 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.
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. During his suspension from BC for one semester during his sophomore year, Williams took classes at the University of Houston.
NBA and NBA D-League career
New Jersey Nets
Williams was selected 17th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. In February 2009, he 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.
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, Colorado, that ended with Williams smashing the store's computer monitor. He did not accompany his team on their flight back to New Jersey and was later suspended by the team for two games. He was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and felony criminal mischief.
On December 29, 2008, Williams was assigned to the Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League (D-League). On January 22, 2009, the Nets recalled Williams from the Colorado 14ers. On January 11, 2010, he was released by the Nets.
Fujian SBS XunXin
After being released by the Nets, Williams went to play for for the Fujian SBS XunXin of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played 16 games from February 5 to March 28, 2010, averaging 16.4 points, 11.1 rebounds (4.1 Off), 1.2 assists and 4.2 blocked shots. Some of his notable performances in the CBA include 30 points against Qingdao DS on March 12, 2010, and 13 blocks against Jilin on February 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.
In August 2010, Williams was signed by Hapoel Jerusalem, but he was released before his first game in the Israeli league. After a season in the NBA and the D-League, Williams returned to Israel. On August 10, 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Maccabi Haifa B.C., 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.
Return to the NBA/NBA D-League
On November, 2010, after playing in Puerto Rico and China, Williams joined the Texas Legends of the D-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. 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 Chris Johnson, but Johnson still won the award.
On December 21, 2011, he signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks then assigned him to the Texas Legends of the D-League. 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, which included two high flying alley-oops, and 4–4 from the free throw line and picked up 3 rebounds, a steal and a block in his 11 minutes of game time. As he was leaving the court in the fourth quarter, he threw up on the Mavericks bench.
Return to the Texas Legends
Return to Dallas
On April 20, 2012, Williams was signed by the Boston Celtics, returning to the city where he played college basketball. On July 5, 2012, the Celtics announced that Williams was added to their roster for the 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League and the 2012 NBA Summer League.
Return to Texas Legends
Williams was re-acquired by the Legends on December 10, 2012.
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|
- Feldman, Dan (2017-04-28). "Did you know Myles Garrett, No. 1 pick in NFL draft, has brother who played in NBA?". ProBasketballTalk. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
- "March Madness, March Badness". Sports Illustrated. March 2, 2005.
- "Nets' Williams arrested after altercation". ESPN. 17 March 2009.
- "New Jersey Nets: The Sean Williams Matter -- Hold Yer Fire". NJ.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- Nets Williams Arrested After Altercation Yahoo Sports, March 16, 2009
- New Jersey Nets' Sean Williams Arrested. NJ.com. Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
- Nets Suspend Williams ESPN, March 18, 2009
- [dead link]
- "Nets recall center Sean Williams from D-League". January 22, 2009. Archived from the original on January 27, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2009.
- "Nets Waive Sean Williams". NBA.com. January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2010.
- Eurobasket. Latinbasket.com. Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
- Sean Williams Wins CBA Dunk Contest – Dunk Contest – The Ultimate Slam Dunk Contest Resource. Dunk Contest (2010-03-25). Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
- "NBA News, Rumors, NCAA Basketball, Euroleague". RealGM. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- "Sources: Legends' Sean Williams to Israel". ESPN.go.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- on YouTube
- Sean Williams D-League playerfile. NBA.com (1986-09-13). Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
- Schroeder, Scott. (2011-04-22) 2011 NBA D-League Award Winners: We Have Vote Totals!. Ridiculous Upside. Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
- Sean Williams officially signs with Mavs ESPN, December 21, 2011
- 2011–12 Transactions Archived November 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Nba.com. Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
- Games. NBA.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
- Full-Court Press: Williams throws down, then up. Sportsblogs.star-telegram.com (2011-12-26). Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
- Dallas Mavericks Assign Yi Jianlian to Texas Legends. Nba.com (2012-01-06). Retrieved on April 7, 2012.
- Mavericks recall Sean Williams from D-League as Brandan Wright recovers from Friday's concussion. Dallasnews.com (2012-03-04). Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
- Jeff Caplan (March 22, 2012). "Mavs waive goodbye to Sean Williams - Dallas Mavericks Blog- ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- "Celtics Waive O'Neal, Sign Sean Williams - The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". NBA.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- Paul Flannery (July 5, 2012). "Sean Williams on C's summer league roster". WEEI.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- "Rockets Get Players And Pick In Three-Team Deal". NBA.com. July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
- Inside Hoops (August 29, 2012). "Houston Rockets waive forward Sean Williams :InsideHoops". InsideHoops.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- 2012-13 Transactions Archived November 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- NBA Development League Announced 2013 Expansion Draft Results
- "2 NBA Vets Coming For 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup". pba.ph. March 10, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
- Ramos, Gerry (April 7, 2017). "GlobalPort brings in new import Malcolm White to replace Williams as losses pile up". spin.ph. Retrieved April 7, 2017.