Ray Williams was a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. His career in the NBA spanned from 1977 to 1987 while playing with a number of teams, including the New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, and the San Antonio Spurs.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Thomas Ray Williams was born on October 14, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York in the United States of America. He died of colon cancer on March 22, 2013, at the age of 58 at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

High School and College Career

Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.91 m / 85 kg
Born 14 Oct 1954
Death 22 Mar 2013 (58 years)
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
New Jersey Nets New Jersey Nets 1986 - 1987
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 1986
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 1985
Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 1985
New York Knicks New York Knicks 1983 - 1984
Kansas City Kings Kansas City Kings 1982 - 1983
New Jersey Nets New Jersey Nets 1981 - 1982
New York Knicks New York Knicks 1977 - 1981

He started his high school at Mount Vernon Hugh School where he helped his team to two New York State Basketball Championships. Later, he enrolled at the San Jacinto Junior College from 1973 to 1975 before eventually going to the University of Minnesota from 1975 to 1977.

Professional Career

He joined the NBA in 1977 and was the 10th overall pick of the draft, selected by the New York Knicks. He played with the Knicks for the most years in his career, not leaving the team until 1981.

From 1981 to 1983, he played for the New Jersey Nets and the Kansas City Kings for a season each before going back to the Nets for the 1983-1984 season. In 1985 and 1986, he signed short-term with the Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, and the San Antonio Spurs. He returned to the New Jersey Nets for the 1986 to 1987 season before eventually retiring.

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