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Eric Williams
C - 6'9, 280lbs - 38 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2018 season
  • Birthdate: 03/26/1984
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2006
  • Pre-draft team: Wake Forest
  • Country: USA/Bulgaria
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
August 2006ItalySigned a one year contract with Cantu.
26th September, 2006CBADrafted 61st overall in the 2006 CBA Draft by Yakima Sun Kings.
28th July, 2007ItalySigned a one year contract with Air Avellino.
11th July, 2008ItalyRe-signed by Air Avellino to a one year contract.
12th July, 2009ItalySigned a one year contract with Scavolini Pesaro.
30th July, 2010ItalySigned a one year contract with Enel Brindisi.
4th September, 2010ItalyReleased by Enel Brindisi.
24th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Portland.
2nd October, 2010NBAWaived by Portland.
9th October, 2010ItalySigned a one year contract with Pepsi Juvecaserta.
1st August, 2011KazakhstanSigned a one year contract with BC Astana.
6th June, 2012ItalySigned a one year contract with Umana Venezia.
27th December, 2012ItalyReleased by Umana Venezia.
1st May, 2013ChinaSigned a one season contract with Guangzhou Liu Siu.
17th June, 2013ChinaReleased by Guangzhou Liu Siu.
6th November, 2013FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Limoges.
19th February, 2014FranceLeft Limoges.
18th July, 2014ItalySigned a one season contract with Cantu.
18th August, 2015RomaniaSigned a one year contract with Steaua Bucaresti.
6th September, 2015RomaniaLeft Steaua Bucaresti.
20th October, 2015PolandSigned for the remainder of the season with MKS Dabrowa.
12th November, 2016SwitzerlandSigned for the remainder of the season with Lugano Tigers.
19th September, 2017UruguaySigned a one year contract with Hebraica.
Career Moves
2002 - 2006Wake Forest (NCAA)
July 2006New Jersey Nets (Summer League)
August 2006 - June 2007Cantu (Italy)
July 2007Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
July 2007 - June 2009Avellino (Italy)
July 2009 - June 2010Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
July 2010 - September 2010Enel Brindisi (Italy)
September 2010 - October 2010Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
October 2010 - June 2011JuveCaserta (Italy)
August 2011 - June 2012BC Astana (Kazakhstan)
June 2012 - December 2012Venezia (Italy)
May 2013 - June 2013Guangzhou Whampou (China, NBL)
November 2013 - February 2014Limoges (France)
July 2014 - June 2015Cantu (Italy)
August 2015 - September 2015Steaua Bucaresti (Romania)
October 2015 - June 2016MKS Dabrowa (Poland)
November 2016 - June 2017Lugano Tigers (Switzerland)
September 2017 - presentHebraica (Uruguay)
Articles about Eric Williams

October 6, 2010

Williams graduated from Wake Forest in 2006, and has had several NBA looks since. This is his first NBA contract, however. He has spent his entire career to date in Italy, and averaged 13.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 26 minutes per game for Scavolini Pesaro last season. Williams is a bit old boy - about 280lbs, standing only 6'9 - and is exclusively a post player. He rebounds well, has touch and footwork around the basket, but he does nothing away from it, and won't defend the perimeter. At 6'9, he's also a bit small for the NBA, despite his girth, and he also turns it over a lot. A lot. How much is a lot? 3.1 times per game last year, in only 26 minutes. Hard to be an offensive focal point when you're shooting 53% from the line and turning it over like that.

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