Williams in 2008.
October 21, 1983 |
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Midwest City
(Midwest City, Oklahoma)
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|2011||New York Knicks|
|2011–2012||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
Shelden DeMar Williams (born October 21, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Duke University, where his #23 jersey was retired on January 28, 2007.
His size (6'9", 250 lbs), aggressive style of play, and shot-blocking ability earned him the nickname "The Landlord." During high school, Williams was a member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He earned the 2005 and 2006 NABC Defensive Player of the Year Awards while at Duke, becoming only the fifth player in history to earn the award two consecutive years. He holds Duke's career blocks record, single-season blocks record, and career rebounding record, while he is 17th in career blocks on the NCAA charts. He is the third player in ACC history to have 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds and 350 blocks (joining Tim Duncan and Ralph Sampson). His 1,217 rebounds and 1,859 career points rank him seventh in ACC history and sixteenth in Duke history, respectively. Williams became only the third Duke basketball player to record a triple-double when Duke defeated Maryland on January 11, 2006, recording 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks.
High school career
- 2002 EA Sports High School All-America selection
- Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year: 2001, 2002
- 2001 USA Today Oklahoma Player of the Year
- Oklahoma Player of the Year in 2001 by the Daily Oklahoman
- Oklahoma Defensive Player of the Year: 2000, 2001
- Ranked number 49 in the nation among all players by ESPN.com following his senior season (averaging 20 points, 12 rebounds, three blocked shots and three assists as a senior)
- Rated the nation's fifth-best prep player by Future Stars and BlueChipHoops.com and sixth by College Basketball News entering the 2001–02 season
- The Sporting News listed Williams as the nation's sixth-best prep player entering 2001–02
- Rated the nation's number one forward by Basketball News and Prepstar
- Three-time all-state, all-district and all-city selection (1999–2001)
- 2001 Parade All-America
As of graduating from Duke University, Williams held records for:
- Duke all-time leader in blocked shots (422)
- Duke all-time leader in rebounds
- Duke single season blocked shots
Third player in NCAA history to score 1500 points, grab 1000 rebounds, block 350 shots, and pick up 150 steals.
- National Association of Basketball Coaches Defensive Player of the Year: 2005, 2006
- Associated Press First Team All American: 2006
- John R. Wooden First Team All American: 2006
- Senior CLASS All-Senior All American Team: 2006
- John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Finalist: 2006
- NBA Rookie of the Month: April 2007
On August 28, 2012 he signed a one-year contract with the French League champions Élan Chalon. Over 10 games in the 2012–13 Euroleague season, he averaged 11.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
In 2002, Williams, along with teammates De'Angelo Alexander and Matt Kemp were accused of raping a 19-year-old girl in Columbus, while playing in a high school basketball tournament. They were suspended from the team during the investigation. The players denied the allegations and no charges were filed.
On November 13, 2008, Williams married former University of Tennessee Lady Vols and current Los Angeles Sparks basketball star Candace Parker. They have a daughter named Lailaa. In November 2016, Williams filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences" after the couple separated 3 months prior.
On December 15, 2007, Williams was carjacked at gunpoint before a game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Two suspects were arrested later that day at Arbor Place Mall in Douglas County, Georgia. According to an officer at the Douglasville Police Department, the suspects were in Williams' car and were attempting a robbery.
|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||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
- Duke retires number of Shelden Williams
- NBA Draft.net profile
- Shelden Williams NBA Draft Profile
- Williams' triple-double leads Duke to blowout win over MD
-  Kings sending guard Bibby to Hawks for four players
- "KINGS ACQUIRE RASHAD McCANTS AND CALVIN BOOTH" (Press release). Sacramento Kings. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- "Celtics Sign Shelden Williams". NBA.com. 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- "Knicks Acquire Four-Time All-Star Carmelo Anthony". NBA.com. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
- "ELAN CHALON inks big man Williams". Euroleague. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- "Shelden Williams Signs With Elan Chalon". realgm.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- "WILLIAMS, SHELDEN 2012-2013 STATISTICS". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- 30岁大前锋加盟天津男篮 张润起：他是第一选择
- Report: Two recruits accused of rape
- Williams denies rape allegations
- "Hawks' Shelden Williams carjacked" (Press release). SI.com. 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2007-12-17.