Marcus Darrell Williams was a professional basketball player from the United States of America who played as a point guard. Williams attended the University of Connecticut but during his freshman year, he was kicked off the team for a number of months after he was found trying to sell off stolen computers.
In his sophomore year, he had a 9.6 point average with 7.8 assists in a game and he was given the Big East’s Most Improved Player award. The following year, his average moved up further to reach 12.3 points with 8.6 assists. He scored a triple-double against the University of Notre Dame to record just the sixth ever triple double in the history of the college. Williams led the University of Connecticut to the NCAA championships where he had a 20ppg average along with 8.8 assists as well as above 50% shot percentages in all forms of shooting, with a 96% from the line.
At the end of 2006, Williams was picked by the New Jersey Nets in the 2006 NBA Draft as the 22nd overall in the first round. Williams performed admirably, getting a call-up to the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge in the 2007 All-Star Weekend. The call up came as a result of his 6.8 ppg and 3.3 assists per game average over 79 games.
In his second season with the Nets, Williams struggled to get a regular spot and just managed 53 games although he had 5 more starts than the 2 from his debut season. His scoring was at 5.9 points per game having played just 16.1 minutes per game.
In 2008-09, Williams moved to the Golden State Warriors where he played 6 minutes a game for just 9 games, before being released by the Warriors. He spent the rest of 2009-10 without a team, before signing for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2009-10. Williams played regularly for the Grizzlies although playing just 1 game as a starter. He ended up with a 4.3 points per game average.