Reggie Williams (basketball, born 1964)
Reggie Williams (born March 5, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player.
|Born||March 5, 1964|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Paul Laurence Dunbar|
|NBA draft||1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Number||34, 2, 7|
|1987–1989||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1990||San Antonio Spurs|
|1996–1997||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||7,508 (12.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,393 (4.0 rpg)|
|Assists||1,402 (2.5 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school and college careerEdit
Williams began his career as a McDonald's High School All-American while attending Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore, where he played with fellow NBA players Muggsy Bogues, Reggie Lewis, and David Wingate. The 1981–82 Dunbar Poets finished the season at 29–0 during Williams's junior season and finished 31–0 during his senior season, and were ranked first in the nation by USA Today.
He then attended Georgetown University and enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career. In his four seasons at Georgetown, he was amongst career leaders in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals in school history, finishing no lower than seventh in any category. As a freshman, he scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds against the University of Houston in the 1984 national championship game which the Hoyas won 84–75. As a senior during the 1986–87 season, Williams was the leader of a young team which became a contender for a national championship. During that season he led the Big East in scoring, and led the team in rebounding, steals and blocked shots, and was third in assists. Because of Williams's play, it led Georgetown coach Thompson to dub the team "Reggie and the Miracles". The team won a share of the 1986–87 Big East Championship and the Big East Tournament. In the 1987 NCAA tournament, the Hoyas reached the Southeast Regional Final, but lost to Providence College, 88–73.
Williams was selected with the fourth pick overall of the 1987 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent ten seasons (1987–1997) in the league, playing for the Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets. He retired with career totals of 7,508 points and 2,393 rebounds.
Life after the NBAEdit
Williams became the boys' basketball coach at Towson Catholic High School on May 30, 2009. He had previously served in the same capacity at Jericho Christian Academy in Landover, Maryland until it closed several weeks later. In 2010, he became coach at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. He resigned in February 2013.
- "Dunbar High: Brick House". SLAM Online. September 21, 2007. Retrieved December 9, 2008.
- Johnson, Roy S. (March 2, 1987). "The Big East Tournament; Williams Is Going Out In Style". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
- Barker, Jeff. "Towson Catholic hires Dunbar great as new coach," The Baltimore Sun, Sunday, May 31, 2009.
- Georgetown Great Reggie Williams Hired by Carroll
- Parker, Brandon (February 8, 2013). "Reggie Williams resigns as Carroll basketball coach after clashing with team parents, school principal". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 1, 2014.