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Jordan Williams (basketball)

Jordan Williams
Free agent
Position Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1990-10-11) October 11, 1990
Torrington, Connecticut
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school Torrington (Torrington, Connecticut)
College Maryland (2009–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 New Jersey Nets
2012 Springfield Armor
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2011)

Jordan Williams (born October 11, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He played two seasons of college basketball for the University of Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team.

Contents

  • High school career 1
  • College career 2
    • Freshman 2.1
    • Sophomore 2.2
  • Professional career 3
  • NBA career statistics 4
    • Regular season 4.1
  • References 5
  • External links 6

High school career

Williams played high school basketball for Torrington High School in Torrington, Connecticut. He averaged 36 points a game as a senior in high school.[1] Due to questions about the level of his competition, Williams did not receive heavy publicity or recruiting attention in high school.[1][2]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jordan Williams
PF/C
Torrington, CT Torrington HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Oct 21, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Maryland Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  • "2009 Maryland Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  • "2009 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 

College career

Williams committed to Maryland on October 21, 2008.

Freshman

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.[3] Maryland coach Gary Williams complimented Williams' growth as a player as the season progressed.[1]

Sophomore

Before his sophomore season, Williams was named to the preseason watch list for the Wooden Award and Naismith Award watchlists.[2] 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.[4] He was picked to the Third Team All-America by Fox Sports.[5]

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.[6] He later hired an agent, which precluded a return to collegiate basketball.[7]

Professional career

On June 23, 2011 the New Jersey Nets drafted Williams with the 36th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.[8] 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.[9]

Williams was assigned to the Springfield Armor in January 2012.[10] Later that month, Williams was recalled by the Nets.

On July 11, 2012, the Nets traded Williams, Johan Petro, Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, and Deshawn Stevenson to the Atlanta Hawks for Joe Johnson.[11] The Hawks requested waivers on Williams on September 17, 2012.[12]

On August 28, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Bilbao Basket.[13] However, on September 8, he parted ways with the club.[14]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011-12 New Jersey 43 5 14.8 .507 .000 .652 3.6 .3 .5 .3 4.6
Career 43 5 14.8 .507 .000 .652 3.6 .3 .5 .3 4.6

References

  1. ^ a b c Markus, Don (20 February 2010). "Maryland's Williams exceeds expectations".  
  2. ^ a b Clarke, Liz (18 November 2010). "Jordan Williams, Maryland basketball ready for first true challenge of the season".  
  3. ^ "Player Bio: Jordan Williams". UMTerps.com. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Clarke, Liz (22 January 2011). "Maryland vs. Clemson: Late free throws help Terrapins hold off Tigers".  
  5. ^ Goodman, Jeff (Mar 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010-11 All-America teams".  
  6. ^ Clarke, Liz (29 March 2011). "Maryland’s Jordan Williams submits for NBA draft".  
  7. ^ Standig, Benjamin. "Jordan Williams going pro".  
  8. ^ Daigneault, Ed. "Nets have spot ready for Jordan to fill Torrington star ready for next step".  
  9. ^ Bogdanovic Scores 9 in TBL Win; Jordan Williams Heads Back to U.S.
  10. ^ Nets Assign Jordan Williams to Springfield Armor
  11. ^ Couch, Ben (July 11, 2012). "A Jolt of Joe for the Nets". Brooklyn Nets. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  12. ^ ATLANTA HAWKS REQUEST WAIVERS ON JORDAN WILLIAMS
  13. ^ "BILBAO BASKET announces Jordan Williams". Eurocupbasketball.com. August 28, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Bilbao, Jordan Williams part ways". Sportando.net. September 8, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 

External links

  • Maryland bio
  • Scout.com Profile
  • Rivals.com Profile
  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
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