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Donell Williams
PG/SG - 6'3, 195lbs - 43 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Deceased - Died March 2021
  • Birthdate: 08/28/1980
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2005
  • Pre-draft team: Fayetteville State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2nd October, 2007NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.
8th October, 2007NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
1st November, 2007D-LeagueDrafted 69th overall in the 2007 D-League Draft by Bakersfield Jam.
25th January, 2008D-LeagueWaived by Bakersfield Jam.
Career Moves
1999 - 2001West Los Angeles CC (Junior College)
2001 - 2005Fayetteville State (NCAA, Division 2)
October 2007L.A. Clippers (NBA)
November 2007 - January 2008Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
Articles about Donell Williams

March 19, 2013

Donell Williams - One time Clippers training camper Williams has been working as an assistant coach and trainer. More specifically:

After college, Donell embarked on a professional basketball career that included 2 season - one with Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) and another Bakersfield Jam (NBDL). When his playing days were over, Donell became a assistant and associate head coach with stops at Fairfax High, Bell-Jeff High and St. Bernard High.

As a high school girls coach, Donell recruited and coached some of the top players in the country and coached in a number of girls and boys to top programs such as UCLA, USC, Arizona, Marshall, Texas, Boston College, San Jose State, North Carolina, NC State and Cal.

Donell saw a need in the marketplace for personal skill training and embarked on his next basketball venture by starting Elite Drills & Skills Basketball. Donell has taken all he has learned as a player and coach and has translated that into training some of the best basketball players and teams in the world. Donell's skills are highly respected in the training community's such as Los Angeles, Greensboro and beyond. Donell's playing and teaching experience make him one of the most qualified and experienced personal skills coaches in the country. For any player looking to significantly improve their game, an opportunity to train with Donell is not one to be missed.

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June 1, 2010

- Donell Williams

Donell Williams was a training camp signing of the Clippers in 2007, who hasn't played anywhere of note before or since.

A 6'3 guard, Williams spent his first two collegiate years at West Los Angeles Community College, before transferring to Fayetteville State for his final two years. He averaged 15.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in his senior year, 2004-05. D-Will then went back to school for the 2005-06 season to complete his degree, even though he wasn't eligible to play for the basketball team. The following season, his basketball career finally started, with Williams now aged 26. Williams played in the 2006 JBL Pro-Am League, an incredibly unheard-of American minor league that takes place between April and May, in which he averaged 27 ppg, 16 rpg and 5 apg. It appears he then did not play for the next 16 months between May 2006 and October 2007. And then he was somehow signed by the Clippers.

After not making the team, Williams went to the D-League, totalled 38 points and 21 rebounds in 18 games with the Bakersfield Jam in the D-League, and was waived in January 2008. He hasn't played anywhere since.

Of all the random training camp signings we've had over the years, I think this one is the most random. Until the day that I'm hired as a General Manager, I will never understand how or why these signings happen. Where is the resumé? I mean, good for Williams for getting the gig; he got to live a dream and got paid for doing it, something we should all be envious of. He's surely done something right. But the NBA isn't an adult dreams factory. What was the Clippers reasoning? An extra man for practice, maybe....but why THAT one?

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