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Shawne Williams
Free agent
Born February 16, 1986 (1986-02-16) (age 23)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Salary $2,416,067
High school Laurinburg Institute
College Memphis (2005–2006)
Draft 17th overall, 2006
Indiana Pacers
Pro career 2006–present
Former teams Indiana Pacers (2006-2008)
Dallas Mavericks (2008-2010)
New Jersey Nets (2010)

Shawne Brian Williams (born February 16, 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player. He was selected 17th overall in the 2006 NBA Draft out of University of Memphis.

In his freshman year of 2005-06 at Memphis, Williams averaged 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while also averaging 1.4 steals and blocks, playing in 36 games while starting 34. He led all Conference USA freshmen in scoring and rebounding. Williams averaged 18.0 points and 6.7 rebounds in three games in the Conference USA tournament, being named the tournament MVP. He can also play at the guard position.

Williams signed with the Indiana Pacers July 6, 2006. Williams scored 13 points in his NBA debut against the Chicago Bulls on December 11, 2006. He now ranks second among Pacers rookies of all time with points scored in a rookie debut.

On October 10, 2008, Williams was traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Eddie Jones, two second round draft picks and cash.[1]

On January 11, 2010, the Mavericks traded him and Kris Humphries to the New Jersey Nets for Eduardo Najera.[2] The Nets then waived Williams.[3]


Personal life

On September 11, 2007, Williams was arrested in Indianapolis, Indiana on a charge of possession of marijuana. Two passengers in Williams' car were also arrested. One was charged with possession of marijuana, the other was charged with possession of a stolen handgun.[4 ][5]

In January of 2010, Williams was again arrested on drug charges. Williams was arrested in Memphis on felony drug charges for selling a codeine substance. He is awaiting trial. [1]

NBA career statistics

  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

2006–07 Indiana 46 3 12.1 .469 .365 .550 1.8 .5 .1 .2 3.9
2007–08 Indiana 65 3 14.9 .427 .314 .717 2.7 .9 .4 .4 6.7
2008–09 Dallas 15 0 11.3 .286 .059 .818 3.1 .1 .1 .6 2.8
Career 126 6 13.4 .425 .306 .701 2.4 .7 .3 .3 5.2


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