Shelden Williams
Sheldon Williams - Sacramento Kings (2752591654).jpg
Williams in 2008.
Personal information
Born (1983-10-21) October 21, 1983 (age 38)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolMidwest City
(Midwest City, Oklahoma)
CollegeDuke (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career2006–2015
PositionPower forward / Center
Number33, 22, 23, 13
Coaching career2018–present
Career history
As player:
20062008Atlanta Hawks
20082009Sacramento Kings
2009Minnesota Timberwolves
2009–2010Boston Celtics
2010–2011Denver Nuggets
2011New York Knicks
2011–2012New Jersey Nets
2012–2013Élan Chalon
2013–2015Tianjin Ronggang
As coach:
2018–2020Erie BayHawks / College Park Skyhawks (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Medals
Men's Basketball
Representing  United States
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2005 Izmir Team competition

Shelden DeMar Williams (born October 21, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The Landlord",[1] he played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.

Williams earned the 2005 and 2006 NABC Defensive Player of the Year Awards while at Duke, becoming only the fifth player in history to earn the award two consecutive years. He holds Duke's career blocks record, single-season blocks record, and career rebounding record.

High school career

During high school, Williams was a member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

College career

Williams played for the Duke University men's basketball team from 2002 to 2006. He majored in sociology with a markets and management studies certificate.

Williams became only the third Duke basketball player[2] to record a triple-double when Duke defeated Maryland on January 11, 2006, recording 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks.[3]

On January 28, 2007, Duke retired Williams' No. 23 jersey.[4]

Williams is the third player in ACC history to have 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds, 350 blocks and 150 steals (joining Tim Duncan and Ralph Sampson). His 1,217 rebounds and 1,859 career points rank him seventh in ACC history and sixteenth in Duke history, respectively.

Records

As of graduating from Duke University, Williams held records for:

Awards

Professional career

Atlanta Hawks (2006–2008)

Williams was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the fifth overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft. On July 10, 2006, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Hawks.[5] On November 1, Williams made his NBA debut, recording three rebounds and one block in a 75–88 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.[6] On April 16, 2007, he logged a season-high 17 rebounds, alongside 16 points, in a 96–102 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.[7] A day later, he scored a season-high 21 points, alongside ten rebounds, in a 118–102 win over the Indiana Pacers.[8] Williams was named the NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in April.[9]

Sacramento Kings (2008–2009)

On February 16, 2008, Williams was traded, alongside Anthony Johnson, Tyronn Lue, Lorenzen Wright and a 2008 second-round pick, to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Mike Bibby.[4] On April 15, Williams logged a season-high 11 rebounds, alongside 12 points and three steals, in a 101–124 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.[10]

Minnesota Timberwolves (2009)

On February 19, 2009, Williams was traded, alongside Bobby Brown, to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth.[11]

Boston Celtics (2009–2010)

On August 7, 2009, Williams signed a one-year contract with the Boston Celtics.[12]

Denver Nuggets (2010–2011)

On July 14, 2010, Williams signed a one-year contract with the Denver Nuggets.[13]

New York Knicks (2011)

On February 22, 2011, Williams was traded to the New York Knicks in a three-way blockbuster deal also involving Minnesota Timberwolves that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York.[14]

New Jersey Nets (2011–2012)

On December 13, 2011, Williams signed with the New Jersey Nets.[15]

Élan Chalon (2012–2013)

On August 28, 2012, Williams signed a one-year contract with the French League champions Élan Chalon.[16][17] Over 10 games in the 2012–13 Euroleague season, he averaged 11.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.[18]

Tianjin Ronggang (2013–2015)

In October 2013, Williams signed with Tianjin Ronggang of China.[19]

Career statistics

Legend
  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Atlanta 81 31 18.7 .455 .500 .764 5.4 .5 .6 .5 5.5
2007–08 Atlanta 36 0 11.5 .370 .000 .686 3.0 .3 .4 .4 3.0
2007–08 Sacramento 28 0 12.9 .491 .000 .667 3.5 .3 .3 .4 5.2
2008–09 Sacramento 30 0 10.2 .449 .000 .762 2.6 .3 .4 .3 .7
2008–09 Minnesota 15 0 13.8 .441 .000 .667 5.0 .3 .7 .5 4.9
2009–10 Boston 54 0 11.1 .521 .000 .765 2.7 .4 .2 .4 3.7
2010–11 Denver 42 32 17.0 .453 .000 .739 5.3 .5 .4 .5 4.7
2010–11 New York 17 6 11.6 .538 .000 .828 2.9 .8 .3 .2 3.9
2011–12 New Jersey 58 35 22.0 .478 .000 .731 6.0 .6 .8 .7 4.6
Career 361 104 15.5 .462 .222 .740 4.3 .5 .5 .5 4.5

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 Boston 8 0 7.1 .444 .000 .833 1.6 .0 .1 .0 1.6
Career 8 0 7.1 .444 .000 .833 1.6 .0 .1 .0 1.6

Euroleague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Élan Chalon 10 10 23.0 .518 .000 .641 7.6 1.1 1.1 .7 11.3 14.8
Career 10 10 23.0 .518 .000 .641 7.6 1.1 1.1 .7 11.3 14.8

Personal life

On November 13, 2008, Williams married former University of Tennessee Lady Vols and current Chicago Sky basketball star Candace Parker. They have a daughter named Lailaa. In November 2016, Williams filed for divorce claiming irreconcilable differences. They had been living separately for 3 months prior to the divorce. They share joint custody with neither paying child support to the other.

Shelden started the Shelden Williams Foundation in 2019. The Shelden Williams Foundation is dedicated to empowering student athletes and their families by delivering and supporting initiatives that promote emotional and physical health through sports, education, and community involvement. For more info on the Shelden Williams Foundation, go to the website to see the latest events https://sheldenwilliamsfoundation.com/

See also

References

  1. ^ NBA Draft.net profile
  2. ^ Shelden Williams NBA Draft Profile
  3. ^ Williams' triple-double leads Duke to blowout win over MD
  4. ^ a b [1] Kings sending guard Bibby to Hawks for four players
  5. ^ "Hawks Sign Shelden Williams". Atlanta Hawks. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  6. ^ "Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Nov 1, 2006 Game Summary". NBA. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  7. ^ "Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Apr 16, 2007 Game Summary". NBA. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  8. ^ "Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks Apr 17, 2007 Game Summary". NBA. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  9. ^ "NBA Rookies of the Month". Basketball Reference. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  10. ^ "Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Apr 15, 2008 Game Summary". NBA. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  11. ^ "KINGS ACQUIRE RASHAD McCANTS AND CALVIN BOOTH" (Press release). Sacramento Kings. February 19, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2009.
  12. ^ "Celtics Sign Shelden Williams". NBA.com. August 7, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2009.
  13. ^ "Former Celtics Center Shelden Williams Signs with Nuggets". July 15, 2010.
  14. ^ "Knicks Acquire Four-Time All-Star Carmelo Anthony". NBA.com. February 22, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  15. ^ "Nets sign Shelden Williams". ESPN. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  16. ^ "ELAN CHALON inks big man Williams". Euroleague. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  17. ^ "Shelden Williams Signs With Elan Chalon". realgm.com. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  18. ^ "WILLIAMS, SHELDEN 2012-2013 STATISTICS". Euroleague.net. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  19. ^ 30岁大前锋加盟天津男篮 张润起:他是第一选择