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Aaron Williams (born October 2, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played at the power forward and center positions. After professional career spanning 15 years, he is now an assistant men's basketball coach at his alma mater, Xavier University[1] in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Aaron Williams
Personal information
Born (1971-10-02) October 2, 1971 (age 47)
Evanston, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolRolling Meadows
(Rolling Meadows, Illinois)
CollegeXavier (1989–1993)
NBA draft1993 / Undrafted
Playing career1993–2008
PositionPower forward / Center
Number33, 44, 55, 15, 34
Career history
1993Grand Rapids Hoops
1993Utah Jazz
1993–1994Aresium Milan
1994–1995Milwaukee Bucks
1995–1996KK Split
1996Connecticut Pride
1996–1997Denver Nuggets
1997Connecticut Pride
1997Vancouver Grizzlies
19971999Seattle SuperSonics
1999–2000Washington Wizards
20002004New Jersey Nets
20042006Toronto Raptors
2006New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
20062008Los Angeles Clippers

Basketball careerEdit

Williams was undrafted after a college career at Xavier University, and played for the NBA's Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle SuperSonics, Washington Wizards, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers. He also had brief stints in the CBA, Italy and Greece.

In 2000-01, as a member of the New Jersey Nets, Williams posted his best numbers as a pro, playing all 82 games while averaging 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, but also had the dubious distinction of leading the league in total personal fouls committed, with 319 (an average of 3.89 fouls per game).[2]

On December 17, 2004, he was traded by the Nets to the Toronto Raptors along with Alonzo Mourning, Eric Williams, and two first round draft picks in exchange for Vince Carter.

On January 31, 2006, he was traded by the Raptors to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets in exchange for two second-round draft picks. On July 31, Williams signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[3] On March 28, 2008, after rarely having been used throughout two seasons, he was waived.[4]

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