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Shelden Williams

NameShelden Williams
PositionPower forward / Center
Height Ft6
Height In9
Weight Lb250
NationalityAmerican
Birth DateOctober 21, 1983(age 33)
Birth PlaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma
CollegeDuke (2002 2006)
Draft Round1
Draft Pick5
Draft Year2006
Draft TeamAtlanta Hawks
Career Start2006
Years1   |team1=Atlanta Hawks
Years2   |team2=Sacramento Kings
Years3 |team3=Minnesota Timberwolves
Years4 |team4=Boston Celtics
Years5 |team5=Denver Nuggets
Years6 |team6=New York Knicks

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Shelden DeMar Williams (born October 21, 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the New York Knicks. He played college basketball at Duke University, where his #23 jersey was retired on January 28, 2007.

His size (6'9", 250 lbs), aggressive style of play, and shot-blocking ability earned him the nickname "The Landlord." During high school, Williams was a member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He 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, while he is 17th in career blocks on the NCAA charts. He is the third player in ACC history to have 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds and 350 blocks (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. Williams became only the third Duke basketball player to record a triple-double when Duke defeated Maryland on January 11, 2006, recording 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks.


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