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Sean Williams
Free Agent  – No. --
Forward/Center
Born September 13, 1986 (1986-09-13) (age 23)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
League NBA
Salary $1,629,120[1]
High school Mansfield
College Boston College
Draft 1st round, 17th overall, 2007
New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2007–present
Former teams New Jersey Nets (2007-2010)
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Sean Williams (born September 13, 1986, in Houston, Texas) is an American basketball player who most recently played for the NBA's New Jersey Nets. He is a forward/center and a highly athletic shot blocker. He is listed at 6'10".

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Early years

Sean Williams grew up in suburban Arlington, Texas with his mother and stepfather, Audrey and Lawrence Garrett and his two siblings: Myles and Brea Garrett. His father, Roland Williams, lives in Houston, Texas. With the support of his parents, Williams was able to excel in both athletics and academics. He successfully scored over 800 in 9th grade when he took his first SAT. In his Junior year, he scored 1280/1600 on his SAT.

He did not play organized basketball until he was 15 years old. He became a local standout in community leagues and eventually began playing basketball for Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas.

College career

As a member of the Boston College basketball team, Williams began his career as a standout in the paint. He functioned as an intimidating shot-blocking force for his team and created a campus reputation as Shot Blocker Extraordinaire. Basketball games were dubbed as the Sean Williams Block Party.

Stymied by his personal indiscretions, Williams never played an entire season for Boston College. Despite missing several games per season, Williams still reigned as a leading shot blocker in the Big East and ACC respectively during each of his Boston College seasons.

Williams was dismissed from the Boston College basketball team during his junior year, after having been suspended twice during his 3-year college basketball career for alleged use of marijuana. While suspended from Boston College for one semester during his sophomore year, Williams took classes at the University of Houston. Williams established himself as the nation's top college shot blocker by breaking his own record when he blocked 75 shots in only 15 games during the 2006–2007 season.

NBA career

Williams was selected 17th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets on June 28, 2007. As a rookie, Williams was expected to compete with Josh Boone and Jason Collins for playing time off the bench or even for a starting spot. However, due to injuries and consecutive impressive performances against the New Orleans Hornets and Boston Celtics he was inserted into the starting lineup against the Orlando Magic on November 16, 2007. Shortly after Nenad Krstic return from injury, Sean was placed back on the bench.

On December 29, 2008, Williams was assigned to the Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League.[2] On January 22, 2009 the Nets recalled Williams from the Colorado 14ers.[2]

On January 11, 2010, he was released by the Nets.[3]

Personal information

Former Nets coach Lawrence Frank nicknamed Williams "Le Freak Elastique".[4] Other nicknames given to him by teammates and fans alike include Area 51, SWAT, and Mirage.

On March 16, 2009, Williams was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief after an altercation with the clerk at a cell phone store at Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, CO that ended with Williams smashing the store's computer monitor.[5] He did not accompany his team on their flight back to New Jersey[6] and was later suspended by the team for two games.[7]

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
2007–08 New Jersey 73 29 17.5 .538 .000 .609 4.4 .4 .4 1.5 5.6
2008–09 New Jersey 33 0 11.1 .417 .000 .625 2.4 .4 .2 .9 2.4
Career 106 29 15.5 .515 .000 .612 3.8 .4 .3 1.2 4.6

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