William Bynum, or just Will Bynum, is a professional basketball player from the United States of America who plays as a point guard. Bynum is an alumnus of the Crane High School following which he played for the University of Arizona for a couple of years. After his second year at Arizona, Bynum moved to Georgia Tech and took the Yellow Jackets to the Final Four stage of the NCAA tournament.
Bynum declared for the 2005 NBA draft but went undrafted only to be picked up by the Boston Celtics in the off-season. Although he played in the pre-season, he failed to make it to the team roster and was waived off just before the start of the 2005-06 season. Bynum ended up joining the Golden State Warriors and played just 15 games in a month’s time. This came after he had had a stint with the Roanoke Dazzle in the NBA-Development League where he was drafted 5th overall and went on to win the Rookie of the Year award for the Development League in 2005-06.
Bynum decided to take his skills to Europe and after just a month with the Warriors, he moved to Israel and played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2006-07. Bynum played for the club for two years but his stint was marred with a major incident where Bynum hit a 22-year old man with his car outside a night club in the city, and then fled the scene.
The police took Bynum into custody after investigations where initial reports suggested that Bynum had deliberately hit the man after a fight where his brother was stabbed.
Bynum was put under house arrest until the case was eventually closed with no charges.
Deciding to return to the United States in 2009, Bynum signed with the Detroit Pistons in a 2-year deal. Playing against the Charlotte Bobcats in April 2009, Bynum set a franchise record with 26 points in a single quarter, helped the Pistons win against the Bobcats.