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Shelden Williams : biography

October 21, 1983 -

Shelden DeMar Williams (born October 21, 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American professional basketball player for Élan Chalon of the French LNB Pro A. 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.

Professional career

NBA

Williams was selected by the Hawks with the fifth pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. On February 16, 2008, Williams was involved in a multi-player trade to the Sacramento Kings for Mike Bibby. Kings sending guard Bibby to Hawks for four players

On February 19, 2009, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Bobby Brown for Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth.

On August 7, 2009, he signed a one-year contract with the Boston Celtics.

On July 14, 2010, he signed a one-year contract with the Denver Nuggets.http://www.nesn.com/2010/07/former-celtics-center-shelden-williams-signs-with-nuggets.html

On February 22, 2011, Williams was traded to the New York Knicks in a three-way blockbuster deal also involving Minnesota Timberwolves that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York.

Europe

On August 28, 2012 he signed with the French League champions Élan Chalon.

High school career

  • 2002 EA Sports High School All-America selection
  • Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year: 2001, 2002
  • 2001 USA Today Oklahoma Player of the Year
  • Oklahoma Player of the Year in 2001 by the Daily Oklahoman
  • Oklahoma Defensive Player of the Year: 2000, 2001
  • Ranked number 49 in the nation among all players by ESPN.com following his senior season (averaging 20 points, 12 rebounds, three blocked shots and three assists as a senior)
  • Rated the nation's fifth-best prep player by Future Stars and BlueChipHoops.com and sixth by College Basketball News entering the 2001–02 season
  • The Sporting News listed Williams as the nation's sixth-best prep player entering 2001–02
  • Rated the nation's number one forward by Basketball News and Prepstar
  • Three-time all-state, all-district and all-city selection (1999–2001)
  • 2001 Parade All-America

NBA career statistics

Regular season

|- | align="left" | | align="left" | Atlanta | 81 || 31 || 18.7 || .455 || .500 || .764 || 5.4 || .5 || .6 || .5 || 5.5 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Atlanta | 36 || 0 || 11.5 || .370 || .000 || .686 || 3.0 || .3 || .4 || .3 || 3.0 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Sacramento | 28 || 0 || 12.9 || .491 || .000 || .667 || 3.5 || .3 || .3 || .4 || 5.2 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Sacramento | 30 || 0 || 10.2 || .449 || .000 || .762 || 2.6 || .3 || .4 || .3 || 3.7 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Minnesota | 15 || 0 || 13.8 || .441 || .000 || .667 || 5.0 || .3 || .7 || .5 || 4.9 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Boston | 54 || 0 || 11.1 || .521 || .000 || .765 || 2.7 || .4 || .2 || .4 || 3.7 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | Denver | 42 || 32 || 17.0 || .453 || .000 || .739 || 5.3 || .5 || .4 || .5 || 4.7 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | New York | 17 || 6 || 11.6 || .538 || .000 || .828 || 2.9 || .8 || .3 || .2 || 3.9 |- | align="left" | | align="left" | New Jersey | 58 || 35 || 22.0 || .478 || .000 || .731 || 6.0 || .6 || .8 || .7 || 4.6 |- | align="left" | Career | align="left" | | 361 || 104 || 15.5 || .462 || .222 || .740 || 4.3 || .5 || .5 || .5 || 4.5

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