Shammond Williams

Shammond Omar Williams (born April 5, 1975) is a retired American-born naturalized Georgian professional basketball player. Standing at 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in), he played at both point guard and shooting guard positions.

Williams was selected in the second round, 34th overall, of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. While he never played for the Bulls, he did play for the Atlanta Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Hornets, and Orlando Magic.

He played internationally for Unics Kazan of Russia (where he obtained Georgian citizenship) and for Winterthur FC Barcelona of the Spanish Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB). He has played for the Georgia national team and was the Most Valuable Player of the 2005 EuroChallenge All-Star Game.

Williams signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 12, 2006. After spending one season with the Lakers, Williams returned to Europe and signed with Pamesa Velencia for three seasons. Before the start of the 2009-2010 ACB regular season, Pamesa Valencia released Williams, whereupon he trained on his own in the United States. On November 9, 2009, Williams returned to Spain and signed with Unicaja Málaga.

In January 2011 he signed with Apollon Limassol BC in Cyprus.[8] After finishing the season in Cyprus he signed with Sutor Basket Montegranaro in Italy.

He is currently an assistant coach at Western Kentucky.


Career highlights and awards
FIBA EuroCup All-Star Day MVP (2005)
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,892 (5.8 ppg)
Rebounds 518 (1.6 rpg)
Assists 765 (2.4 apg)