Shammond Williams

Infobox NBA Player
name = Shammond Williams
nickname =


caption =
league = ACB
height_ft = 6
height_in = 1
weight_lb = 205
position = Point guard/Shooting guard
birth_date = birth date and age|1975|4|5
birth_place = The Bronx, New York
team = Pamesa Valencia
highschool = Southside (Greenville, South Carolina)
college = North Carolina
nationality = American
nationality_2 = Georgian
draft = 2nd round, 34th overall
draft_team = Chicago Bulls
draft_year = 1998
career_start = 1998
career_end =
former_teams = Atlanta Hawks (1998–1999)
Seattle SuperSonics (1999–2002)
Boston Celtics (2002–2003)
Denver Nuggets (2003)
Orlando Magic (2003–2004)
New Orleans Hornets (2004)
UNICS Kazan (2004–2005)
FC Barcelona (2005–2006)
Los Angeles Lakers (2006–2007)
awards = FIBA 2005 All-Star game MVP

Shammond Omar Williams (born April 5 1975, in The Bronx, New York City) is an American professional basketball player. The 6'1" (1.85 m) combination point guard/shooting guard is known for his long-range shooting accuracy. In 2006-07 he played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. On July 16 2007 Williams signed with Pamesa Valencia of the Spanish ACB.

Collegiate career

Williams played college basketball at North Carolina under Dean Smith and later, Bill Guthridge. During the 1997-1998 season, he was a member of new coach Bill Guthridge's successful "Six Starters" rotation with Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter, Ed Cota, Ademola Okulaja and Makhtar N'Diaye. That season (his final college season), he averaged 16.7 points and 4.2 assists per game to go along with career averages of 10.7 points and 3.0 assists per game. [ [http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/willish01.html Shammond Williams Statistics - Basketball-Reference.com ] ]

When Williams graduated from North Carolina, he held the following school records:

  • Most Career Three Point Field Goals Made: 233
  • Most Season Three Point Field Goals Made: 95
  • Most Three Point Field Goals Made in a Game: 8 (tie)
  • Highest Career Free Throw Percentage: .849
  • Highest Season Free Throw Percentage .911 [ [http://home.comcast.net/~tonyhutchens/uncrecords.html UNC Records ] ]

Williams also became a pioneer of the internet during his collegiate career. In 1995, Shammond Williams became the very first collegiate athlete to have a website dedicated to him on the World Wide Web. The website was developed by [http://www.sethfleishman.com Seth Fleishman] , and an archive of [http://www.sethfleishman.com/blue/shammond/index.html "Shammond's World"] is still available for viewing. [ [http://www.sethfleishman.com/blue/origin.html Origin of the Blue Heaven Pages ] ]

Professional career

Williams was selected in the second round, 34th overall, of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. While he never played for the Bulls, he did play for the Atlanta Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Hornets, and Orlando Magic.

He played internationally for Unics Kazan of Russia (where he obtained Georgian citizenship) [http://www.fibaeurope.com/cid_3-I9xIK,H52ZNfYSgahgJ0.inplayer_on.inteam_on.intext_on.infoto_on.search_Shammond%20Williams.x_0.y_0.coid_LYKms,WWHA2b5HbDYZOLe3.html Georgia on Williams's mind] , 29 July 2004] and for Winterthur FC Barcelona of the Spanish Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB). He has played for the Georgia national team and was the Most Valuable Player of the 2005 FIBA All-Star game.

Williams signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 12, 2006. [ [http://www.pe.com/sports/breakout/stories/PE_Sports_Local_D_spl_12.22eb6ce.html Sports | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California ] ] After spending one season with the Lakers, Williams returned to Europe and signed with Pamesa Velencia for three seasons. [ [http://www.ulebcup.com/ulebcup/home/news/i/14477/448/item Pamesa adds Shammond Williams] ]

Personal

He is a cousin of Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics [ [http://www.nba.com/playerfile/shammond_williams/printable_player_files.html NBA.com: Shammond Williams Printable Stats ] ] and Louis McCullough of the Syracuse Raging Bullz of the American Basketball Association. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/basketball/6286399.stm Chester complete McCullough swoop] ] He is a member of the Psi Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi.

References

External links

* [http://www.nba.com/playerfile/shammond_williams/ NBA.com Profile]
*basketball-reference
* [http://www.hoopshype.com/players/shammond_williams.htm HoopsHype.com Profile]
* [http://www.pamesabasket.com/eng/equipo/ficha.asp?ID=137 Profile On Pamesa Valencia official site]


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