Terrence Deshon Williams (born June 28, 1987) is an American former professional basketball player who last played for Guaiqueríes de Margarita of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB). Williams was drafted 11th overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets. He was the senior co-captain for Rick Pitino's 2008–09 University of Louisville Cardinals.
Williams with the Celtics
|Born||June 28, 1987|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Rainier Beach|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|2009–2010||New Jersey Nets|
|2012–2013||Guangdong Southern Tigers|
|2014||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2014||Brujos de Guayama|
|2014||Soles de Santo Domingo|
|2014||Reales de La Vega|
|2015||Vaqueros de Bayamón|
|2015||Guaiqueríes de Margarita|
|Career highlights and awards|
During the 2007–08 season, Williams achieved the third and fourth triple-doubles in Louisville basketball history (the first two by Samaki Walker and Ellis Myles). He racked up 14 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in the Cardinals' season-opening 104-69 win over Hartford and had 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a January 19, 2008 loss to Seton Hall.
At Rainier Beach High School, Williams was a four-year starter on the basketball team. He helped the team to a state title in 2003. He averaged 21.7 points his senior year. He was also a starting wide receiver and free safety on the football team. He considered attending Indiana and Kansas before deciding to play for Pitino.
Williams appeared on three straight Sports Illustrated covers  and is one of few athletes to do so. He was also a finalist in the Lowe's Senior Class Award and was named to the Lowe's Senior Class All-Senior All-America first team.
Williams has extraordinary overall athletic abilities as recognized by coach Rick Pitino. "He's a freakish athlete", Pitino said. He is known for his slam dunking abilities and won the dunk contest at the 2005 Kentucky Derby Basketball Classic.
Williams was drafted by the New Jersey Nets with the 11th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft and was signed to a four-year contract. In the teams' now annual summer workouts, he dazzled his teammates and coaches with his athleticism, defense, and passing.
On March 16, 2012, Williams was waived by the Rockets. After being waived by the Rockets, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings on March 21, 2012. He was signed for the remainder of the season on March 31, 2012.
On February 20, 2013, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics. On March 3, 2013, Williams re-signed to a multi-year contract with the Celtics. On June 30, 2013, he was waived by the Celtics.
On December 31, 2013, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. He set the D-Fenders franchise single-game scoring record with 50 points on January 31, 2014 against the Idaho Stampede, surpassing 49 earlier that season by Manny Harris.
In April 2014, he signed with Brujos de Guayama of Puerto Rico. He was waived on May 1, 2014. On May 18, 2014, he signed with Meralco Bolts, but left seven days later after just three games. He then joined Soles de Santo Domingo and Reales de La Vega of the Dominican Republic.
On December 26, 2014 he signed with Fuerza Regia of Mexico. In his first game, he scored 19 points in the game that Fuerza Regia won 101-85 against Gigantes Estado de Mexico. Williams also grabbed 2 rebounds and has 6 assists.
On January 17, 2015, he signed with Maccabi Ashdod of Israel. Ten days later, he left the club before playing in a single game for them. In March 2015, he signed with Vaqueros de Bayamón of Puerto Rico. He was released by the club after appearing in just two league games. In April 2015, he signed with Guaiqueríes de Margarita of Venezuela for the rest of the 2015 LPB 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|
He estimates that he owns over 300 pairs of sneakers.  His nickname is "T-Will".
- Graves, Will (January 1, 2007). "NCAA Basketball - Hartford Hawks/Louisville Cardinals Recap Saturday November 17, 2007 - Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved June 29, 2009.
- "Louisville-Seton Hall Box Score". ESPN. Retrieved February 24, 2008.
- "Player Bio: Terrence Williams :: Men's Basketball". Uoflsports.cstv.com. June 28, 1987. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Bozich, Rick. "TWill Sports Illustrated Cover Streak Ends at Three". Courier-journal.com. Retrieved June 29, 2009.
- "Lowe's Senior Class Award Announces Finalists For Ncaa Division I Men's & Women's Basketball". Seniorclassaward.com. February 4, 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2009.
- "NORTH CAROLINA FORWARD TYLER HANSBROUGH WINS 2008-09 MEN'S BASKETBALL LOWES SENIOR CLASS AWARD". Retrieved June 28, 2009.
- Willhite, Lindsey (October 25, 2007). "Williams, Louisville won't sneak up on opponents". USA Today.
- "DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Terrence Williams, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook". Draftexpress.com. June 28, 1987. Retrieved June 29, 2009.
- "Nets sign 1st-round draft pick Williams". USA Today. July 6, 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2009.
- Nets assign problem kid Williams to D-League team, nba.com
- Terrence Williams will rejoin team for practice today, Derrick Favors returns home
- "Rockets Acquire Terrence Williams from Nets". NBA.com. December 15, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
- Feigen, Jonathan. "Rockets waive Terrence Williams; Derek Fisher may not play a game as a Rocket". Ultimate Rockets. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
- "Kings Sign Terrence Williams to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 21, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
- "Kings Sign Terrence Williams For Remainder of Season". NBA.com. March 31, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
- Kings sign G/F Terrence Williams for rest of the season
- Detroit Pistons Add Terrence Williams and Jonny Flynn to Training Camp Roster
- Pistons Waive Flynn, Terrence Williams
- Terrence Williams Joins the CBA's Guangdong Southern Tigers
- "Celtics Sign Terrence Williams". NBA.com. January 20, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
- "Celtics Sign Williams to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
- Celtics Waive Terrence Williams
- "Terrence Williams moves to Turk Telekom Ankara". Sportando.net. October 24, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- "Terrence Williams leaves Turk Telekom Ankara". Sportando.net. November 14, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- D-Fenders Acquire Terrence Williams
- "LOS ANGELES TAKES DOWN IDAHO BEHIND WILLIAMS' FRANCHISE RECORD 50 POINTS". NBA.com. January 31, 2014. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Terrence Williams signs with Brujos de Guayama". Sportando.com. April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
- "Brujos de Guayama sign Mike Sweetney, waive Terrence Williams". Sportando.com. May 1, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- Terrence Williams signs with Meralco Bolts
- Meralco Bolts sign Mario West to replace Terrence Williams
- "LLEGA TERRENCE WILLIAMS A FUERZA REGIA". Fuerzaregia.com (in Spanish). December 26, 2014. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Fuerza Regia se lleva el triunfo ("Fuerza Regia takes the win")". telediario. December 27, 2014.
- Maccabi Ashdod signs Terrence Williams
- Terrence Williams cut by Maccabi Ashdod before making debut in Israel
- Terrence Williams signed with Vaqueros De Bayamon in Puerto Rico
- Vaqueros contratan a Ebi Ere (in Spanish)
- "Terrence Williams (ex Bayamon) signs at Guaiqueries". Eurobasket.com. April 28, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
- "Terrence Williams and Antoine Wright Sign with AmeriLeague". AmeriLeague.com. October 6, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
- "AmeriLeague Founder Revealed As Con Artist". RealGM.com. October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.