(born September 13, 1986, in Houston, Texas
) is an American basketball
player with the Texas Legends
of the NBA Development League
. He formerly played for the NBA
's New Jersey Nets
. He is a forward
and a highly athletic shot blocker. He is listed at 6'10".
Sean Williams grew up in suburban Arlington, Texas
with his mother and stepfather, Audrey and Lawrence Garrett and his two siblings: Myles and Brea Garrett. His father, Roland Williams, lives in Houston, Texas
. With the support of his parents, Williams was able to excel in both athletics and academics.
He did not play organized basketball until he was 15 years old. He became a local standout in community leagues and eventually began playing basketball for Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas
As a member of the Boston College basketball team, Williams began his career as a standout in the paint
. He functioned as an intimidating shot-blocking force for his team and created a campus reputation as Shot Blocker Extraordinaire. Basketball games were dubbed as the Sean Williams Block Party.
Despite having never played an entire season for Boston College, Williams left the university still as a leading shot blocker in the Big East and ACC respectively during each of his Boston College seasons.
Williams was dismissed from the Boston College
basketball team during his junior year, after having been suspended twice during his 3-year college... Read More