Williams from The Monticola, 1966
|Born||September 24, 1944|
Weirton, West Virginia
|Died||April 4, 2004 (aged 59)|
San Jose, California
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||188 lb (85 kg)|
|High school||Weir (Weirton, West Virginia)|
|College||West Virginia (1965–1968)|
|NBA draft||1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall|
|Selected by the San Francisco Warriors|
|Number||12, 21, 15|
|1968–1973||San Francisco / Golden State Warriors|
|1975||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||4,797 (9.3 ppg)|
|Rebounds||971 (1.9 rpg)|
|Assists||1,818 (3.5 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Ronald Robert Williams (September 24, 1944 – April 4, 2004) was an American basketball player.
A 6'3" guard from Weirton, West Virginia, Williams starred at West Virginia University in the mid-1960s, where he was one of the school's first African American basketball players. He was selected by the San Francisco Warriors with the ninth pick of the 1968 NBA draft, and was also drafted as a defensive back by the Dallas Cowboys in the 14th round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons in the NBA as a member of the Warriors, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Williams averaged 9.3 points and 3.5 assists per game in his professional career and ranked third in the league in free throw percentage during the 1970–71 NBA season.
After his playing career ended, Williams held several basketball coaching positions, including stints as an assistant coach at the University of California, Berkeley and Iona College. He died of a heart attack in 2004.
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