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Reggie Williams
Small forward
Born March 5, 1964 (1964-03-05) (age 46)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
High school Dunbar
College Georgetown
Draft 4th overall, 1987
Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 1987–1996
Former teams Los Angeles Clippers (1987–1989)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1989–1990)
San Antonio Spurs (1990–1991)
Denver Nuggets (1991–1996)
Indiana Pacers (1996)
New Jersey Nets (1996)

Reggie Williams (born March 5, 1964 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a retired American professional basketball player. His nickname during his playing days was "Silk."

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High school and college career

Williams began his career as a McDonald's High School All-American while attending Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore, where he played with fellow NBA players Muggsy Bogues, Reggie Lewis, and David Wingate. The 1981–82 Dunbar Poets finished the season at 29–0 during Williams's junior season and finished 31–0 during his senior season, and were ranked first in the nation by USA Today.[1] He then attended Georgetown University and enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career. In his four seasons at Georgetown, he was amongst career leaders in scoring, rebounding , assists and steals in school history, finishing no lower than seventh in any category. As a freshman, he scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds against the University of Houston in the 1984 national championship game which the Hoyas won 84–75. As a senior during the 1986–87 season, Williams was the leader of a young team which became a contender for a national championship. During that season he led the Big East in scoring, and led the team in rebounding, steals and blocked shots, and was third in assists. Because of Williams's play, it led Georgetown coach Thompson to dub the team “Reggie and the Miracles”.[2] The team won a share of the 1986–87 Big East Championship and the Big East Tournament. In the 1987 NCAA tournament, the Hoyas reached the Southeast Regional Final, but lost to Providence College, 88–73.

Professional career

Williams was selected with the fourth pick overall of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent ten seasons (1987–1997) in the league, playing for the Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets. He retired with career totals of 7,508 points and 2,393 rebounds.

Life after the NBA

Williams became the boys' basketball coach at Towson Catholic High School on May 30, 2009. He had previously served in the same capacity at Jericho Christian Academy in Landover, Maryland until it closed several weeks earlier.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Dunbar High: Brick House". SLAM Online. 2007-09-21. http://slamonline.com/online/high-school/2007/09/dunbar-high-brick-house/. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  2. ^ The Big East Tournament; Williams Is Going Out In Style - New York Times
  3. ^ Barker, Jeff. "Towson Catholic hires Dunbar great as new coach," The Baltimore Sun, Sunday, May 31, 2009.

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