Jordan Williams (basketball, born 1990)
Jordan Williams (born October 11, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for CSU Sibiu. He played two seasons of college basketball for the University of Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team.
Williams playing for Maryland
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Born||October 11, 1990|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school||Torrington (Torrington, Connecticut)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|2011–2012||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
Williams played high school basketball for Torrington High School in Torrington, Connecticut. He averaged 36 points a game as a senior in high school. Due to questions about the level of his competition, Williams did not receive heavy publicity or recruiting attention in high school.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Torrington, CT||Torrington HS||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)||245 lb (111 kg)||Oct 21, 2008|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 89|
|Overall recruiting rankings:|
Williams committed to Maryland on October 21, 2008.
Williams started 31 games as a freshman for the 2009–10 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team. He was an All-ACC rookie team selection. Williams finished second in rebounding in the ACC. Maryland coach Gary Williams complimented Williams' growth as a player as the season progressed.
Before his sophomore season, Williams was named to the preseason watch list for the Wooden Award and Naismith Award watchlists. In a January 22, 2011 victory over Clemson, Williams recorded his thirteenth straight Double-double, which set a Maryland record. He broke a streak previously held by Len Elmore. He was picked to the Third Team All-America by Fox Sports.
After the season, Williams submitted his name to the NBA draft. Initially, he did not sign with an agent, which left open the possibility of staying in college. He later hired an agent, which precluded a return to collegiate basketball.
On June 23, 2011 the New Jersey Nets drafted Williams with the 36th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. During the 2011 NBA lockout, he agreed to play for the Polish team Zastal Zielona Góra. However, the lockout ended before he played a game for them.
On July 11, 2012, the Nets traded Williams, Johan Petro, Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, and Deshawn Stevenson to the Atlanta Hawks for Joe Johnson. The Hawks requested waivers on Williams on September 17, 2012.
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|
- Markus, Don (February 20, 2010). "Maryland's Williams exceeds expectations". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
- Clarke, Liz (November 18, 2010). "Jordan Williams, Maryland basketball ready for first true challenge of the season". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
- "Player Bio: Jordan Williams". UMTerps.com. Archived from the original on May 14, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
- Clarke, Liz (January 22, 2011). "Maryland vs. Clemson: Late free throws help Terrapins hold off Tigers". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
- Goodman, Jeff (March 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams". Fox Sports. Fox Sports Interactive Media. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
- Clarke, Liz (March 29, 2011). "Maryland's Jordan Williams submits for NBA draft". Washington Post. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
- Standig, Benjamin. "Jordan Williams going pro". CSN Washington. Retrieved May 6, 2011.[permanent dead link]
- Daigneault, Ed. "Nets have spot ready for Jordan to fill Torrington star ready for next step". Republican-American. Archived from the original on July 1, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
- Bogdanovic Scores 9 in TBL Win; Jordan Williams Heads Back to U.S.
- Nets Assign Jordan Williams to Springfield Armor
- Couch, Ben (July 11, 2012). "A Jolt of Joe for the Nets". Brooklyn Nets. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- ATLANTA HAWKS REQUEST WAIVERS ON JORDAN WILLIAMS
- "BILBAO BASKET announces Jordan Williams". Eurocupbasketball.com. August 28, 2013. Archived from the original on August 31, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- "Bilbao, Jordan Williams part ways". Sportando.net. September 8, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.