Gus Williams
His nickname, "The Wizard," only hinted at what Gus Williams could do with his body and a basketball. A highlight film of Williams would show him racing toward the basket on fast breaks that ended in acrobatic layups, short snappy jumpers or behind-the-back passes. The prime years of his 11-season career were spent in Seattle. In six seasons with the Sonics, Williams averaged 20.3 points, went to two NBA Finals and two All-Star Games, and in 1979 helped Seattle win the only major professional sports championship in the city's history.
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Summary | Complete Stats
G
FG%
3PFG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Stls
Blks
Pts
PPG
825
.461
.238
.756
2,222
2.7
4,597
5.6
1,638
291
14,093
17.1
Full Name: Gus Williams
Born: 10/10/53 in Mount Vernon, N.Y.
High School: Mount Vernon (N.Y.)
College: Southern California
Drafted by: Golden State Warriors, 1975,
second round (20th overall)
Transactions: Signed with Seattle SuperSonics, 10/17/77; Traded to Washington Bullets, 6/22/84; Signed with Atlanta Hawks, 1/6/87.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175 lbs.
Nickname: The Wizard
Honors: NBA champion (1979); All-NBA First Team (1982); All-NBA Second Team (1980); All-Rookie First Team (1976); two-time All-Star (1982, '83).