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Donald Williams (basketball)

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Donald Williams
Personal information
Born (1973-02-24) February 24, 1973 (age 45)
Garner, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High schoolGarner Magnet
(Garner, North Carolina)
CollegeNorth Carolina (1991–1995)
NBA draft1995 / Undrafted
Playing career1995–2003
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Career history
1995–1996UBC St.Pölten
1996–1997TuS Herten
1997–1998Sporting Athens
1998Hapoel Zefat
1998Sioux Falls Skyforce
1998–1999Formula Shell
1999Brandt Hagen
1999–2000AEL Limassol
2000–2001Besançon BCD
2001Richmond Rhythm
2001–2002Harlem Globetrotters
2002–2003Limoges CSP
Career highlights and awards
As player

Donald E. Williams Jr. (born February 24, 1973) is a former American professional basketball player.

Amateur career[edit]

Born in Garner, North Carolina, Williams played for Garner High School under coach Eddie Gray before going on to play at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the late coach Dean Smith.

The 6' 3" point guard/shooting guard from the University of North Carolina was the recipient of the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player Award when North Carolina won the 1993 NCAA National Championship. In the final game against the University of Michigan, Williams scored 25 points, hitting five of his seven 3-point attempts.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After college, Williams led a successful career playing professionally in Cyprus, Germany, Austria, Poland, France, Sweden, Finland, Greece and the Philippines, where he won a championship in 1998 as a player for Formula Shell, coached by Perry Ronquillo, and the Dominican Republic.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Williams is currently the head women's basketball coach at Wakefield High School and the founder and operator of the Donald Williams Basketball Academy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Farnum, Amy. "Where are they now? UNC star, 1993 MOP Williams giving back to game as coach." www.ncaa.com, December 3, 2012. Retrieved April, 4, 2015.

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