Chris Williams (basketball)

Chris Williams (July 9, 1980 – March 15, 2017) was an American professional basketball player. He was a 6 ft 6 in tall (198 cm) small forward.

Chris Williams
Personal information
Born(1980-07-09)July 9, 1980
Birmingham, Alabama
DiedMarch 15, 2017(2017-03-15) (aged 36)
Birmingham, Alabama
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Career information
High schoolMinor (Adamsville, Alabama)
CollegeVirginia (1998–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–2013
PositionSmall forward
Career history
2002–2003Sydney Kings
2003–2005Skyliners Frankfurt
2005–2007Mobis Phoebus
2007–2008Türk Telekom
2008–2009Qingdao Double Star
2009San Miguel Beermen
2009–2010Qingdao Double Star
2010–2011Mahram Tehran
2011–2012Goyang Orions
2012–2013Foolad Mahan Isfahan
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Williams played college basketball at the University of Virginia, with the Virginia Cavaliers. He was named the ACC Rookie of the Year in 1999. He was also named Second Team All-ACC in 2000, and Third Team All-ACC in 1999 and 2001.

Professional careerEdit

Williams led the 2004–05 EuroLeague in steals, with 2.8 per game, while playing with the Frankfurt Skyliners. He won the Germany BBL championship with Frankfurt, in 2004. From 2005 to 2007, he played in South Korea's KBL, with Ulsan Mobis Phoebus. He also played with Qingdao DoubleStar in China's CBA, and with Mahram Tehran in Iran's Basketball Super League.

Prior to playing in the EuroLeague, Williams played as an import for the Sydney Kings in Australia's NBL. With the Kings, he was a leading scorer, he shot at a high percentage, and he was a top rated rebounder, which were key components to the Kings winning their first ever NBL championship. He was awarded the MVP of the league, and the MVP of the league's final.

In a game between Qingdao and Dongguan Leopards, on December 25, 2009, Williams produced the second ever Quadruple-double in CBA history, as he finished the game with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and 11 steals. Qingdao won the game 122–103.[1]

On October 10, 2013, Williams was named to the Sydney Kings' 25th Anniversary Team.[2]


Williams died on March 15, 2017, due to blood clots in his heart.[3]


  1. ^ 威廉姆斯砍四双助青岛首胜 杜万低迷东莞遭三连败. (in Chinese). December 25, 2009. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
  2. ^ MightyMite Sydney Kings announce 25th Anniversary Team Archived October 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Virginia Basketball loses a legend, Chris Williams passes". Archived from the original on 2017-03-17. Retrieved 2017-03-15.

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