C. J. Williams

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Wendell "C. J." Williams Jr. (born February 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for North Carolina State.[1]

C. J. Williams
C.J. Williams.jpg
No. 21 – Long Island Nets
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1990-02-06) February 6, 1990 (age 30)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High schoolJack Britt
(Fayetteville, North Carolina)
CollegeNC State (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013ETHA Engomis
2013–2014Los Angeles D-Fenders
2014–2015Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia
2015–2016JDA Dijon
2016–2017Texas Legends
2017–2018Los Angeles Clippers
2017–2018Agua Caliente Clippers
2018–2019Minnesota Timberwolves
2018–2019Iowa Wolves
2019–presentLong Island Nets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

Williams attended Jack Britt High School under Ike Walker. As a senior, he averaged 15.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists, leading his team to a 27-5 record and the state 4-A semifinals. For that, he was named the Cape Fear Region Player of the Year by the Fayetteville Observer and was a second-team all-state selection and was a two-time Mid Southeastern Conference Player of the Year. When he graduated, he was ranked as the No. 25 small forward by Rivals.com.[2]

College careerEdit

Williams played four years at North Carolina State. In 37 games as a senior, he averaged 10.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.1 minutes and helped the Wolfpack reach the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.[2][3][4]

Professional careerEdit

ETHA Engomis (2012–2013)Edit

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Williams signed with ETHA Engomis of the Cypriot League on July 24, 2012.[3] In 29 games, he averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.5 steals.[5][6]

Los Angeles D-Fenders (2013–2014)Edit

On November 1, 2013, Williams signed with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League.[7] In 49 games, he averaged 14.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.2 steals.[5][6]

Pistoia Basket 2000 (2014–2015)Edit

After joining the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2014 NBA Summer League,[8] Williams signed with Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia of the Italian Serie A on August 11, 2014.[5][9] In 30 games, he averaged 14.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks.[6][10]

JDA Dijon Basket (2015–2016)Edit

After joining the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2015 NBA Summer League,[11] Williams signed with JDA Dijon Basket of the French League on July 22, 2015.[12] In 34 games, he averaged 11.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1 steal.[13]

Texas Legends (2016–2017)Edit

In July 2016, Williams joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[14] On September 19, he signed with the Dallas Mavericks,[4] but was waived on October 22 after appearing in five preseason games.[15] On October 30, 2016, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Mavericks.[16]

Los Angeles Clippers (2017–2018)Edit

On September 27, 2017, Williams signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[17] His training camp deal would later be upgraded into a two-way contract on October 14, 2017, meaning he can officially split playing time between the Los Angeles Clippers and their G League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers.[18] On January 8th, 2018 Williams scored 15 points against to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 108-107. Williams made a game winning three-point shot with 9.1 seconds remaining. On April 9, 2018, Williams was reported to have re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers to a multi-year deal.[19] On April 11, he was named the recipient of the 2018 NBA G League's Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award.[20] On July 27, 2018, the Clippers waived Williams.[21]

Minnesota Timberwolves (2018–2019)Edit

On July 31, 2018, the Minnesota Timberwolves signed Williams to a two-way contract with the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League.[22]

Long Island Nets (2019–present)Edit

On September 25, 2019, Williams signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Brooklyn Nets,[23][24] and was waived on October 18.[25] He then landed with the Long Island Nets.[26]

National team careerEdit

Williams played with the senior United States national team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, where he won a gold medal.

Personal lifeEdit

Williams' father played baseball in college at Florida A&M. Williams majored in Business Administration - Human Resources.[2]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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 seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 L.A. Clippers 38 17 18.6 .442 .282 .813 1.5 1.1 .8 .3 5.5
2018–19 Minnesota 15 0 8.5 .486 .313 .000 .5 .8 .4 .0 2.6
Career 53 17 15.8 .448 .287 .765 1.2 1.0 .7 .2 4.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wendell WILLIAMS JR Birth: 06 Feb 1990.
  2. ^ a b c "North Carolina State bio". GoPack.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Strelow, Bret (July 24, 2012). "C.J. Williams signs to play in Cyprus for Intercollege Etha Engomis". FayObserver.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Karalla, Bobby (September 19, 2016). "Mavericks sign guard C.J. Williams". Mavs.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Basket Serie A, Pistoia sceglie C.J. Williams". Tuttosport.com (in Italian). August 12, 2014. Archived from the original on 2017-01-11. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "C. J. Williams at RealGM". RealGM.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "2013-14 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 1, 2013. Archived from the original on June 10, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "BUCKS ANNOUNCE 2014 SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. July 3, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Giorgio Tesi Pistoia lands CJ Williams". Sportando.com. August 11, 2014. Archived from the original on October 9, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "#6 C.J. Williams". LegaBasket.it (in Italian). Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "Timberwolves Summer League Roster Announced". CanisHoopus.com. SB-Nation. July 6, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "JDA Dijon announces CJ Williams". Sportando.com. July 22, 2015. Archived from the original on October 9, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "CJ Williams - Dijon". LNB.fr (in French). Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "SPURS ANNOUNCE 2016 UTAH SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. July 1, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  15. ^ Karalla, Bobby (October 22, 2016). "Mavericks request waivers on five, set opening night roster". Mavs.com. Archived from the original on October 23, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "Legends Announce Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 30, 2016. Archived from the original on November 5, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  17. ^ "Press Release: L.A. CLIPPERS ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  18. ^ "Press Release: L.A. CLIPPERS CONVERT C.J. WILLIAMS TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT, WAIVE IROEGBU, PLUMLEE & WALLACE". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  19. ^ Turner, Broderick (April 9, 2018). "Clippers sign C.J. Williams to three-year deal". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  20. ^ "C.J. Williams Earns 2017-18 NBA G League Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award". NBA.com. April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  21. ^ "The team has waived C.J. Williams". LA Clippers on Twitter. July 27, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  22. ^ "TIMBERWOLVES SIGN C.J. WILLIAMS TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  23. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign John Egbunu and C.J. Williams". NBA.com. September 25, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  24. ^ "Nets 'progressing' on signing Lance Thomas, agree to deals with CJ Williams, John Egbunu". NetsDaily. September 25, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  25. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Waive Four". NBA.com. October 18, 2019. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  26. ^ "Long Island Nets Finalize Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. November 5, 2019. Retrieved December 5, 2019.

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