Former Tennessee basketball star Grant Williams is in the midst of his best professional basketball season in his fourth year in the NBA.
Williams is averaging 9.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists 33 games into the 2022-23 season. All three marks are career highs for the power forward out of North Carolina.
The 6-foot-6 forward has slowly and steadily improved his game in his career with his points and rebounds per game increasing every single season.
Williams made a major jump from the 2020-21 season to 2021-22 season, going from 4.7 to 7.8 points per game. The former lowly rated recruit has continued to improve in his fourth season, now being just shy of 10 points per game.
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Williams has spent the entirety of his NBA career with the Celtics where he’s laid deep ties off the court. It showed last week when Williams gave presents to every Celtics’ staffer.
The strong role player for the Eastern Conference’s top team even faced off against former Tennessee teammate Admiral Schofield earlier this season. Williams had seven points in a Celtics win while Schofield added three points. Read all about the matchup here.
Williams was a star at Tennessee, twice earning SEC Player of the Year honors while helping elevate Rick Barnes’ Tennessee program to a conference and national contender.
In his third and final season in Knoxville, Williams earned First Team All-American honors while averaging 18.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Williams helped lead the Vols to a No. 1 ranking in the AP Poll and a trip to the Sweet 16.