Elan Chalon inks big man Williams
by: Euroleague.net
August 28, 2012
Shelden Williams signs with Elan Shalon (Photo: SheldenWilliams.com)Elan Chalon fortified its frontcourt with the signing of big man Shelden Williams. Though this will be his first season playing in Europe, Williams (2.06 meters, 28 years old) has the right people to fall back on for knowledge; His brother-in-law is three-time European champion and two-time Euroleague MVP Anthony Parker. Williams has spent his entire professional career to date in the NBA, where he has totaled 361 regular season games over six seasons with seven teams. Last season he averaged 4.6 points and 6 rebounds over 58 games with New Jersey. He was a college basketball star at Duke University, where Williams remains the Blue Devils’ career leader in rebounds (1,262) and blocked shots (422). He was named Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the year and to the All-ACC First Team in both 2005 and 2006. Williams was a consensus First Team All American and a finalist for the John R. Wooden National Player of the Year award in his senior season, 2006. During Williams’s time at Duke, the team reach one NCAA final four and won the ACC Tournament three times. His uniform number 23 was retired after his graduation. Williams will not join the club at its training camp this week, but should travel to France over the weekend.

"The signing of Shelden Williams proves that Elan Chalon has reached a level of prestige thanks to our results last year, " head coach Gregor Beugnot said. "Signing a player of the caliber of Shelden is a plus for the league and the Euroleague. We are pleased to be able to sign a player of his international repute, and we are confident that the French public will appreciate his qualities."
PrintPrint Send to a FriendSend to a Friend ShareShare

Special Features

Blogs
Sinan Guler - Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul - EB14
In in his seventh consecutive Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, Sinan Guler of Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul... MORE
Interviews
Alex Abrines - FC Barcelona - EB14
Following a successful Euroleague Asia Tour, FC Barcelona has gotten off to a great start to the Turkish Airlines... MORE
Blogs
Esteban Batista - Panathinaikos Athens - EB14
Hello from Athens. We have already played two games in the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague and our record is 50% MORE