Former Nets Center Jordan Williams is Attempting NBA Comeback
Jordan Williams’ basketball career has never been easy.
Hailing from Torrington Connecticut, the 6-10 center didn’t garner heavy publicity or recruiting attention during his high school days due to his level of competition.
And that adversity continued once he joined the Maryland Terrapins, receiving little praise from NBA scouts despite holding impressive averages of 16.9 points and 11.4 rebounds, while also leading the ACC in rebounds and 2 point field goals.
After Williams entered the 2011 NBA Draft, he was selected by the Nets in the second round with the 36th pick, but was forced to go overseas the following season after he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks and eventually waived.
“It was definitely a tough decision [going overseas], but I wanted to play and get back to running up and down the court… I felt like it was best for me.” Williams told HoopsScoop.com.
Now 2 years removed from the league and after a stint with Polish club Bilbao Basket, the big man is attempting to get back into the NBA.
“I’ve just been in the gym every single day with my trainer Mike Sanders, polishing my back to the basket game, my jumpshot and just preparing myself physically and mentally for the next level.”
So far Williams has received interest from a few teams, both in the league and overseas. Any franchise that’s in need of a big body that can rebound and provide energy off the bench should definitely take a look at him as the offseason continues to unfold.
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