Will Conroy

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Will Conroy
Will Conroy podium.jpg
Washington Huskies
Position Assistant coach
League Pac-12 Conference
Personal information
Born (1982-12-08) December 8, 1982 (age 35)
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Garfield (Seattle, Washington)
College Washington (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–2014
Position Point guard
Number 5, 10
Career history
As player:
2005–2007 Tulsa 66ers
2007 Memphis Grizzlies
2007 Tulsa 66ers
2007 Los Angeles Clippers
2007 Tulsa 66ers
2007 Virtus Bologna
2007–2008 Olimpia Milano
2008–2009 Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2009 Dongguan Leopards
2009–2010 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2010 Houston Rockets
2010 →Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2011 Oyak Renault
2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2012 Minnesota Timberwolves
2013–2014 Medi Bayreuth
2014 SC Rasta Vechta
As coach:
2015–present Washington (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

William James "Will" Conroy (born December 8, 1982) is an American professional basketball player and coach.

Amateur career[edit]

Conroy attended and played competitively at Garfield High School in Seattle, and played college basketball at the University of Washington. Conroy is the all-time assists leader in Washington Huskies history, with 515.[1]

Pro career[edit]

Conroy played in the 2006–07 NBA preseason with the Charlotte Bobcats, but he was cut before the NBA regular season started. He then signed with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League. On January 30, 2007, Conroy was signed to a ten-day contract by the Memphis Grizzlies[2] after they had opened up a roster spot by waiving guard Eddie Jones.

After his contract ended, Conroy returned to the 66ers.[3] On February 28, 2007, Conroy was signed to another ten-day contract by the Los Angeles Clippers, following point guard Shaun Livingston's season-ending knee injury. The team waived Von Wafer to make room on their roster for Conroy.[4]

However, after averaging two assists in four games played, he was waived.[5] On April 6, he was re-signed by the Clippers, who made room on their roster by waiving Željko Rebrača.[6] Conroy then played in the Italian league with both Virtus Bologna and Olimpia Milano and in the Euroleague with Virtus Bologna, where he averaged 7.8 points and 3.2 assists per game during the 2007–08 season.

He then played with the NBA D-League clubs the Albuquerque Thunderbirds and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In 2009, he tied Morris Almond's D-League single-game record with 53 points, but this was surpassed by Pierre Jackson in 2014 (58).[7] He was called up by the Houston Rockets from the Vipers on January 29, 2010 on a 10-day contract,[8] and returned to the Vipers when the contract expired on February 8.[9] Conroy was again recalled by the Rockets on March 2, 2010,[10] and sent back to the Vipers on March 11, 2010.[11]

In January 2011 he signed with Oyak Renault in Bursa, Turkey.[12] In January 2012, he rejoined the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[13] In September 2012, Conroy signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[14] He was waived on November 15, 2012, after appearing in four games.[15]

Despite being waived, Conroy remained with the Timberwolves that season as a member of their scouting staff. It was reported that he was not retiring from his playing career, but merely putting it on hold.[16]

In December 2013, he signed with Medi Bayreuth.[17] In February 2014 his contract was not extended and he left the team. Instead Conroy decided to sign with the German team SC Rasta Vechta for the remainder of the season.[18]

Coaching career[edit]

On June 4, 2015, Conroy was named as an assistant basketball coach at the University of Washington under head coach Lorenzo Romar.

On March 22, 2017, new University of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins announced that Conroy will remain on the coaching staff following the firing of Romar.


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