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Terrence Williams

Terrence Williams
Williams with the Nets
NameTerrence Williams
CaptionWilliams with the Nets
Height Ft6
Height In6
Weight Lb220
TeamHouston Rockets
Number1
PositionGuard/Small forward
CollegeLouisville
Birth DateJune 28, 1987(age 29)
Birth PlaceSeattle, Washington
High SchoolRainier Beach HS (Seattle, Washington)
NationalityAmerican
Draft Round1
Draft Pick11
Draft TeamNew Jersey Nets
Draft Year2009
Career Start2009
Years1   |team1=New Jersey Nets
Years22010|team2=→Springfield Armor (D-League)
Years3  present|team3=Houston Rockets

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Terrence Deshon Williams (born June 28, 1987 in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Williams was drafted 11th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Nets. He was the senior co-captain for Rick Pitino's 2008-09 University of Louisville Cardinals. He is a 6-foot-6 forward hailing from Seattle, Washington.

During the 2007-08 season, Williams achieved the third and fourth triple-doubles in Louisville basketball history (the first two by Samaki Walker and Ellis Myles). He racked up 14 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in the Cardinals' season-opening 104-69 win over Hartford and had 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a January 19, 2008 loss to Seton Hall.

At Rainier Beach High School, Williams was a four-year starter on the basketball team. He helped the team to a state title in 2003. He averaged 21.7 points his senior year. He was also a starting wide receiver and free safety on the football team. He considered attending Indiana and Kansas before deciding to play for Pitino.

Williams appeared on three straight Sports Illustrated covers and is one of few athletes to do so. He was also a finalist in the Lowe's Senior Class Award and was named to the Lowe's Senior Class All-Senior All-America first team.

Williams' has extraordinary overall athletic abilities as recognized by coach Rick Pitino. "He's a freakish athlete," Pitino said. He is known for his slam dunking abilities and won the dunk contest at the 2005 Kentucky Derby Basketball Classic.


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