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Elliot Jerell Williams (born June 20, 1989 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player with the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. He was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Blazers.

Collegiate career[]

Williams received an NCAA waiver in August 2009 to play immediately for the Memphis Tigers in 2009–10 after playing for the Duke Blue Devils in 2008–09. He was an all-academic selection in 2006 and 2007. Playing in a total of 68 career games with 46 starts, Williams averaged 11.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

2008–09 season (as freshman at Duke)[]

For the Blue Devils, Williams saw action in 34 of Duke's 37 games, starting in 12 contests, with 11 coming in the Blue Devils' final 12 games of the season (including ACC and NCAA tournaments), averaging 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds. Williams also recorded 23 assists and 21 steals and shot 44.1 percent from the field, 25 percent from the three-point arc and 50 percent from the foul line in helping lead Duke to a 30–7 overall record, an ACC Tournament crown and an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance.

Professional career[]

Williams was selected 22nd overall in the 2010 NBA Draft to the Portland Trail Blazers. After playing in the preseason for the Trail Blazers, Williams missed the 2010-11 season due to a knee injury.[1]