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Shelden Williams biography

Date of birth : 1983-10-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-20
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, power forward for the New York Knicks, NBA Draft

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Shelden Williams is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks. He played college basketball at Duke University, where his #23 jersey was retired on January 28, 2007.

Career history:

2006–2008 Atlanta Hawks
2008–2009 Sacramento Kings
2009 Minnesota Timberwolves
2009–2010 Boston Celtics
2010–2011 Denver Nuggets
2011–present New York Knicks

Selected by Atlanta out of Duke with the 5th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft … Traded by the Hawks to Sacramento with guards Tyronn Lue and Anthony Johnson, forward Lorenzen Wright, and a 2008 second-round draft choice in exchange for guard Mike Bibby (2/16/08).

COLLEGE:
Averaged 13.8 ppg (.573 FG%, .364 3pt%, .689 FT%), 9.1 rpg, 1.17 spg, and 3.13 bpg in 139 career games (started 128) at Duke … Third player in NCAA history to record at least 1,500 points (1,905), 1,000 rebounds (1,262), 350 blocks (422), and 150 steals (161), joining David Robinson and Pervis Ellison with that distinction … Ranks first all-time in Duke annals in rebounding (seventh in ACC history) … Named ACC and NABC Defensive Player of the Year as a junior (2004-05) and senior (2005-06), becoming only the fifth player to win the awards in consecutive seasons … Also voted to the All-ACC and All-ACC Tournament First Teams in 2005 and 2006 … Holds the Blue Devil records for career blocks (17th in NCAA history) and blocks in a single-season (137 in 2005-06) … Ranks fifth in school history in FG% and 16th in scoring … Earned Associated Press and John R. Wooden First-Team All-American honors as a senior after averaging 18.7 ppg (.584 FG%, 2-5 3pt, .740 FT%), 10.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.71 spg, and 3.80 bpg in starting all 35 games in which he played … Corralled a career-best 19 rebounds vs. Virginia Tech (12/4/05) … Recorded the third triple-double in school history with 19 points (8-16 FG, 3-5 FT), 11 rebounds and 10 blocks vs. Maryland (1/12/06) … Scored a game-high 23 points (8-18 FG, 0-1 3pt, 7-8 FT) to complement 13 rebounds and four blocks in the NCAA Sweet 16 vs. LSU (3/23/06) … Posted 15.5 ppg (.582 FG%, .662 FT%), 11.2 rpg, 1.27 spg, and 3.70 bpg in 33 starts as a junior, ranking first in the conference in rebounding and blocks and second in FG% … Became the first player coached by Mike Krzyzewski to average a double-double … Helped guide Duke to the 2004 NCAA Final Four as a sophomore (2003-04), earning All-ACC Second Team, ACC All-Defensive Team, ACC All-Tournament Team, NCAA All-Atlanta Regional, and AP All-American Honorable Mention accolades … Voted by the NABC and USBWA to All District 5 and All-District 3 First Teams … Led the conference and tied for ninth nationally in blocked shots (3.00 bpg) … Averaged 11.8 points and a team-leading 8.6 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament … Started 23 games a freshman (2002-03), averaging 8.2 ppg (.516 FG%, 0-1 3pt, .625 FT%), 5.9 rpg, and 1.58 bpg, finishing fourth in the ACC in blocks, 10th in rebounding, and fifth in double-doubles (six) … Blue Devil teammates included J.J. Redick (Orlando), Luol Deng (Chicago), Chris Duhon (New York), Shavlik Randolph (Portland), Josh McRoberts (Portland), and DeMarcus Nelson (Golden State) … Led the 2005 USA World University Games team to a gold medal in Turkey, averaging a team-best 14.9 points and 9.3 rebounds.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Shelden DeMar Williams Nickname is ‘The Landlord’
Son of Bob and Jeannette Williams
Father played basketball at Oklahoma Christian University
Brother Quincy enjoyed a four-year basketball career at North Texas (2004-05 – 2007-08)
Engaged to WNBA and LA Sparks star Candace Parker
Majored in sociology with a markets and management studies certificate at Duke
Became the 12th player in Duke history to receive the honor when his No. 23 jersey was hung from the rafters during a halftime ceremony at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 28, 2007 vs. Boston College
Member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes while attending Midwest City High School (Forest Park, OK)
Visited with Garden Valley Elementary School students in Sacramento as part of the Teacher of the Year program, speaking to children about the importance of staying in school and valuing education
Joined Kings teammates for the team’s annual Cesar Chavez Day of Giving, helping refurbish the Centers for Fathers and Families
Grew up an avid fisherman and hopes to pick up the rod and reel again soon
Lists hip-hop (Jay-Z) and R&B as his music of choice
Favorite actors include Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan, and Halle Berry
A fan of University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys football
Favorite TV shows are “The Family Guy” and “My Wife and Kids”


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