Jawad Hason Williams (born February 19, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for Alvark Tokyo of the Japanese B.League. At 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in), he plays as a small forward-power forward. He played high school basketball at St. Edward High School of Lakewood, Ohio (suburban Cleveland) and college basketball for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
Williams with Alvark Tokyo, in 2018.
|Born||February 19, 1983|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)|
|College||North Carolina (2001–2005)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|2007–2008||Rera Kamuy Hokkaido|
|2008||Hapoel Galil Elyon|
|2009||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2014–2015||Royal Halı Gaziantep|
|2015||Indios de Mayagüez|
|2015–2016||Royal Halı Gaziantep|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school careerEdit
While at St. Edward, Williams played limited time as a freshman on a team anchored by Sam Clancy, Jr. and Steve Logan that went on to win the OHSAA state title. During his later years in high school, he was named first team All-Ohio and named to numerous All-American teams. He was named AP and Gatorade Player of the Year for Ohio and played in the McDonald's All-American Game.
Williams played collegiate basketball under coaches Matt Doherty and Roy Williams at the University of North Carolina. He started as a senior for the Tar Heel team that won the 2005 NCAA tournament. Williams averaged 13.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in his senior season. He graduated from UNC in 2005 with a B.A. in African-American studies.
Williams was not selected in the 2005 NBA draft. However, he was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA during the 2006–07 season. He appeared in four preseason games for the Clippers, starting one, but did not make the final roster.
After playing in Spain, Japan and Israel, Williams joined the Cleveland Cavaliers' summer league team in July, 2008 and made the team's training camp roster. On October 23, the Cavs waived veteran guard Ronald Dupree, and Williams became a full-fledged member of an NBA team for the first time in his career. His contract was nonguaranteed until January 10, 2009, after which time the contract would have been guaranteed.
Williams played in his first regular season NBA game and scored his first points on December 12, 2008, against the Philadelphia 76ers. Williams became the sixth member of North Carolina's 2005 National Championship team to play in the NBA, joining Rashad McCants, Sean May, Raymond Felton, Marvin Williams, and David Noel.
Williams was waived by the Cavs on January 7, 2009. Five days after being released from the Cavs he re-signed with the team with a 10-day contract. He was released on February 2 after his second 10-day contract expired. He then joined the D-League with Rio Grande Valley Vipers on February 14. On April 8, he was re-signed to a contract for the rest of the season.
On February 9, 2010, Williams put up a career high in points with 17 to go along with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal in 28 minutes of play.
In February 2011, he signed with Hapoel Jerusalem in Israel. For the 2011–12 season, Williams signed with Paris-Levallois Basket in France, rejoining college teammate David Noel. Williams stayed with Paris-Levallois for the 2012–13 season, but while Noel left Williams was joined by former college teammate Sean May. Paris-Levallois waived him on January 15, 2014. In February 2014, he signed with Pınar Karşıyaka of Turkey for the rest of the 2013–14 season.
On June 13, 2016, Williams signed with AEK Athens in Greece for the 2016–17 season. On February 12, 2017, he parted ways with AEK. The next day, he signed with Italian club Pallacanestro Reggiana for the rest of the season.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|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|
- (Correct as of 2010–11 season)
|GP||Games played||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||Led the league|
Note: Only games in the primary domestic competitions are included. Therefore, games in cup or European competitions are left out.
- Jawad Williams F Height: 6-9 (206cm) Weight: 225 (102kg).
- List of Ohio Boys State Basketball Champions Archived 2008-11-19 at the Wayback Machine
- Jawad Williams Per Game. Archived 2014-12-22 at the Wayback Machine
- Final Four Grade Rates.
- Brian Windhorst (2008). "St. Edward grad Jawad Williams earns spot with Cleveland Cavaliers". The Plain Dealer Newspaper. Archived from the original on October 26, 2008. Retrieved October 24, 2008.
- Jawad Williams' long journey brings him to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and home
- NBA.com. "Cavaliers Training Camp Roster".
- "76ers at Cavaliers Boxscore". NBA.com. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
- "williams_waived_090107.html Archive | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS". Nba.com. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
- "Cavaliers Sign Jawad Williams | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS". Nba.com. 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
- Cleveland Cavaliers waive Jawad Williams, assign Samardo Samuels to Erie.
- ג'אוואד וויליאמס חתם בהפועל ירושלים (in Hebrew)
- Former Tar-Heels May Williams. Archived 2014-12-25 at the Wayback Machine
- "Paris-Levallois waive Jawad Williams". Sportando.net. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Pinar Karsiyaka signs Jawad Williams". Sportando.com. February 3, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- "AEK Athens B.C. signs Williams". Aekbc.gr. June 13, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
- AEK Athens, Jawad Williams officially part ways
- Pallacanestro Reggiana announces Jawad Williams
- Jawad Williams inks with Toyota Alvark Tokyo
- "Jawad Williams - Career Stats and Totals". nba.com. Archived from the original on 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2011-01-15.