Marcus Williams (basketball, born 1985)
Marcus Darrell Williams (born December 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League. He played with numerous teams across Europe and Asia. Standing at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), he plays the point guard position. He was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets. Prior to becoming professional player, he played collegiate basketball for the University of Connecticut Huskies.
Williams with Crvena zvezda in November 2014.
|No. 3 – Stockton Kings|
|League||NBA G League|
|Born||December 3, 1985|
Los Angeles, California
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||209 lb (95 kg)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|2006–2008||New Jersey Nets|
|2008–2009||Golden State Warriors|
|2009||Piratas de Quebradillas|
|2018||Piratas de Quebradillas|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school and collegeEdit
Williams attended and played for Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California for his 9th, 10th, and 11th years, and transferred to Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) for his 12th year (2002–2003).
During his freshman year at UConn, Williams was suspended for part of the season because of poor grades.
As a sophomore in the 2004–2005 season, Williams averaged 9.6 points and 7.8 assists a game. He was named Big East Most Improved Player.
In his junior year, he was kicked off the men's basketball team for several months, for attempting to sell stolen laptop computers along with teammate A. J. Price. Williams averaged 12.3 points, 8.6 assists, and shot 86% from the free throw line. In a game against Notre Dame, he recorded the sixth triple-double in UConn history with 18 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds. In the 2006 NCAA tourney, he averaged 20 points, 8.8 assists, while shooting 52% from the field, 56% from three-point range, and 96% from the free throw line. Williams scored a career-high 26 points in a memorable 98–92 overtime Sweet 16 win against Washington on March 24, 2006.
New Jersey Nets (2006–2008)Edit
Williams was selected 22nd overall in the 2006 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets, using the pick they got from the Denver Nuggets in a trade for Kenyon Martin. Former teammates Josh Boone, Rudy Gay, Hilton Armstrong, and Denham Brown were also selected, with all but Brown being first-round picks. Marcus Williams was named to the Rookie team for the 2007 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at the 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend. As a rookie in 2006–07, Williams played in 79 games, averaging 6.8 ppg and 3.3 apg.
Golden State Warriors (2008–2009)Edit
Memphis Grizzlies (2009–2010)Edit
In July 2009, Williams began playing on the Memphis Grizzlies Summer League team in Las Vegas, Nevada. He joined 2009 first-round pick Hasheem Thabeet, undrafted rookie free agent Jeff Adrien, and Rudy Gay as one of four former UConn Huskies on the Grizzlies' Summer League roster. On August 7, 2009, Williams officially signed with the Grizzlies.
Piratas de Quebradillas (2009)Edit
Williams signed with Piratas de Quebradillas of the Puerto Rican Basketball League (BSN) in late March 2009. During the first half of the season, Williams averaged 15.0 points per game, 5.3 rebounds and 9.3 assists. He had registered one triple-double and was the league-leader in assists. He was also selected to play in the league's All-Star game and won the game's MVP award, as well as winning the Skills Contest. He also finished the season earning All-BSN First Team honors with teammate Peter John Ramos, and helping the Pirates to the best record in the league. Because he went to the Memphis Grizzlies' summer league team and left the Pirates, he missed the league finals, and the Pirates lost the championship.
Enisey Krasnoyark (2010–2011)Edit
In August 2010, Williams signed a one-year contract with the Russian team Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Quickly becoming leader of his new team, Williams helped Enisey qualify to playoff for the first time in club's history. In quarterfinals Enisey lost series to Lokomotiv-Kuban (1:2). Williams was named "Player of the Month" in Russian PBL League in November and December. He was also selected All-Star 2nd team. Williams finished season with 14.8 points per game and as league's best in total assists (184) and assist per game (6.8).
Jiangsu Dragons (2011–2012)Edit
Unicaja Málaga (2012–2013)Edit
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar (2013–2014)Edit
Crvena zvezda (2014–2015)Edit
On August 15, 2014, Williams signed a one-year deal with Serbian team Crvena zvezda. On November 22, 2014, in a game against Galatasaray, Williams set a Euroleague record for the most assists in a single game (17). He also added 8 points while shooting just 3–16 from the field. However, his team lost after double overtime with 110–103. With Crvena zvezda, he won the Adriatic League championship, the Serbian League championship and the Radivoj Korać Cup.
Budućnost Podgorica (2016–2017)Edit
On July 27, 2016, Williams signed with Montenegrin club Budućnost Podgorica for the 2016–17 season. On March 26, 2017, he was released by Budućnost. In 27 league games, he averaged 10.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 25.4 minutes, while averaging 12.3 points, 1.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 27. minutes in 7 Eurocup games.
Cholet Basket (2017)Edit
Reno Bighorns (2017–2018)Edit
On September 26, 2017 Williams signed with the Sacramento Kings. On October 10, 2017, he was waived by the Kings after appearing in two pre-season games. On October 21, he signed with the Reno Bighorns, where he averaged 10.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 26.6 minutes in 49 games.
Second Stint with Piratas de Quebradillas (2018)Edit
Stockton Kings (2018–present)Edit
|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||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
- Laptop thief Williams rejoins UConn
- UConn squanders 19-point lead as Irish rally to force OT
- After slow start, UConn outlasts UW in OT in classic dogfight
- Warriors Acquire Guard Marcus Williams From New Jersey
- "Grizzlies sign point guard Marcus Williams". NBA.com. 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
- Enisey Krasnoyarsk signs Marcus Williams
- 挑战八一江苏不想三连败 新外援豪言要用胜利庆生
- "Marcus Williams player profile". RealGM.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
- "Lokomotiv Kuban announced Marcus Williams". Sportando.net. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "Marcus Williams signed with "Loko"". lokobasket.com. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "Crvena Zvezda puts Williams at point". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
- "Crvena Zvezda's Williams breaks Euroleague assists record!". euroleague.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
- "Erceg, Arroyo star in Galatasaray's 2OT win over Crvena Zvezda". euroleague.net. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
- "Vilijams ponovo sakriva loptu: Čudesne asistencije Zvezdinog pleja u Istanbulu (VIDEO)". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 November 2014.
- "EL: Erceg ukrao pobedu Zvezdi!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 November 2014.
- "Crvena Zvezda brings back point guard Williams". Euroleague.net. November 3, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
- "Rastanak Crvene zvezde i Vilijamsa". kkcrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). December 28, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Markus Vilijams pojačao Budućnost Voli". vijesti.me (in Serbian). July 27, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
- "Budućnost otpustila Vilijamsa uoči revanša sa CZ". B92.net (in Serbian). March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
- "Cholet signs Marcus Williams". Sportando.com. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
- "Kings Sign Marcus Williams". NBA.com. September 26, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
- "Kings Waive Marcus Williams". NBA.com. October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
- "Quebradillas tiene un nuevo armador importado". bsnpr.com (in Spanish). Baloncesto Superior Nacional. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
- "Marcus Williams signs with Piratas de Quebradillas". Sportando.basketball. April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
- "STOCKTON KINGS WAIVE FOUR PLAYERS". NBA.com. October 31, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
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