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Marvin Williams
Marvin Williams.jpg
Williams with the Hawks in 2008
Atlanta Hawks  – No. 24
Forward
Born June 19, 1986 (1986-06-19) (age 23)
Bremerton, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
League NBA
High school Bremerton
College North Carolina
Draft 2nd overall, 2005
Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2005–present
Awards NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005-2006)
Profile Info Page

Marvin Gaye Williams, Jr. (born June 19, 1986 in Bremerton, Washington) is an American professional basketball player. He currently is playing for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association and is listed at 6' 9" and 230 pounds. Williams played college basketball under coach Roy Williams at the University of North Carolina.

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High school career

Marvin Williams was a standout for Bremerton High School in Bremerton, Washington. As a senior, he averaged 28.7 points, 15.5 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, and 5.0 assists per game. Williams earned numerous awards, including being named a McDonald's All-American, a Parade All-American, and all-state.

After being offered scholarships by the University of Washington, the University of Arizona, and the University of Kansas, Williams accepted a basketball scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Collegiate career

As a freshman, Williams was an integral part of the North Carolina 2004-2005 national championship basketball team. He averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in 22.2 minutes. As the team's sixth man, Williams provided the veteran Tar Heels squad with an explosive spark off the bench. He scored the go-ahead basket in North Carolina's 75-70 victory over the University of Illinois in the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship game. Williams was recognized for his efforts when he was named as an Honorable Mention to the All-ACC team.[1]

Professional career

After completing one season with North Carolina, Williams declared himself eligible for the 2005 NBA Draft. The Atlanta Hawks selected him second overall, making him the first of four Tar Heels to be lottery picks in the 2005 Draft. Williams selection as the second overall pick in the draft came upon as controversial for being picked before arguably better players, such as Chris Paul and Deron Williams. After the season, Williams was named to the 2005-06 All-NBA Rookie Second Team.

In Game 7 of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics, Williams was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Rajon Rondo. As a result, he was suspended in the first two games of the NBA 2008-09 Season.

On July 29, 2009 the Hawks and Williams reached an agreement on a five-year contract worth nearly $40 million.

Career highs

  • Points: 33 points
  • Rebounds: 14
  • Assists: 7 - at Detroit (1/12/07)

NBA 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  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Atlanta 79 7 24.7 .443 .245 .747 4.8 .8 .6 .3 8.5
2006–07 Atlanta 64 63 34.0 .433 .244 .815 5.3 1.9 .8 .5 13.1
2007–08 Atlanta 80 80 34.6 .462 .100 .822 5.7 1.7 1.0 .4 14.8
2008-09 Atlanta 61 59 34.3 .458 .355 .806 6.3 1.3 .9 .6 13.9
Career 284 209 31.7 .450 .304 .801 5.5 1.4 .8 .4 12.5

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Atlanta 7 7 28.4 .414 .000 .889 4.0 .7 .3 .4 11.4
2008-09 Atlanta 6 3 16.2 .345 .167 .692 1.5 1.0 .8 .3 5.0
Career 13 10 22.8 .391 .167 .837 2.8 .8 .5 .4 8.5
Preceded by
Chris Paul
Atlantic Coast Conference
Freshman of the Year

2005
Succeeded by
Tyler Hansbrough

Notes

  • Carolina Basketball---UNC VS. Virginia FEB. 16, 2005/UNC VS. Clemson FEB. 19, 2005 Program

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