- Forward • 6-7 / 201 cms
- 200 lbs / 91
- Simeon Career Academy ‘15
- Chicago, Ill.
USA Basketball Notes
- Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.
- Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School Notes
- Attends Simeon Career Academy (Ill.), where he helped his team capture a pair of Illinois Class 4A state titles.
- As a sophomore in 2012-13, the Wolverines posted a 28-3 record and earned the 2013 Illinois Class 4A crown.
- As a freshman in 2011-12, Simeon went 33-1, earned the Chicago Public league title and won the 2012 Illinois Class 4A state championship.
- Posted 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals in the 2012 Chicago Elite Classic against Milton High School.
- Played football in junior high school.
- Born on March 20, 1997, in his hometown of Chicago, Ill.
- Son of Lolita and Dennis Williams Sr., has two older sisters, Rekia Williams (28) and Ashley Williams (23).
- Aunt, Katrina Bailey, is retired from the U.S. Army, while his cousin, Quiana Bailey is currently serving in the U.S. Navy.
- Both of his sisters played basketball at South Suburban Junior College (Ill.).
- Started playing basketball in the first grade.
- Tweets under the handle @D_Will_1.
The Inside Scoop
- Watched mostly basketball during the 2012 Olympics and remembers most the night LeBron James posted the first triple-double in Olympic history versus Australia on Aug. 8, 2012 (11 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists).
- Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: Kevin Durant, “because of his scoring ability and confidence.”
- Plans on majoring in: architectural drafting.
- If he could drive anything, it would be: a Maserati.
- Favorite Twitter account to follow: @nicekicks.
- Top five movies of all time: Friday, He Got Game, Space Jam, House Party and Above the Rim.
- Favorite non-sports magazine: CCS Magazine.
- Favorite sports magazine: Sports Illustrated.
- Pregame snack: fruit snacks.
- Favorite app: Instagram.
- Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
- Favorite class: Spanish.
- Favorite basketball player of all time: Kevin Durant.
- Favorite team: Oklahoma City Thunder.
- Favorite Olympian: Michael Phelps.
- Most played song on his iPod: “Everything is Ours” by Future.
- Best players ever faced: Jabari Parker and Dwyane Wade.
- Most impressive person ever met: Dwyane Wade because, “he doesn’t act cocky. He’s down to earth.”
- Would compare his game to: Rudy Gay and Paul George.
- This left-hander (right-handed shooter) wears No. 0 because: he wanted to make his own number popular.
- Away from the court, enjoys: hanging out with friends and going shopping.
- Most people don’t know: he’s left handed. He does everything with his left hand, with the exception of shooting the basketball.
- Traveled to Cancun, Mexico, 6 years ago.