ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks today announced the signing of guard Donovan Williams to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Williams appeared in 26 total games (19 starts) for the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League this season, tallying 15.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 28.6 minutes (.481 FG%, .407 3FG%, .658 FT%). He scored 20-or-more points six times, including pouring in a career-best 30 points in a win on Nov. 23, 2022, over the Raptors 905.
The 6-6 guard saw action in five games with the Brooklyn Nets during the NBA 2K23 Summer League in Las Vegas, registering 3.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.8 minutes (.667 FG%, .750 3FG%, .750 FT%). Undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft, Williams was signed by the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 12, 2022, before being placed on waivers on Oct. 16, 2022.
A native of Houston, Texas, Williams suited up for the Texas Longhorns for two seasons (2019-21) before transferring to UNLV (2021-22). In his three collegiate seasons, he appeared in 68 games (14 starts), owning averages of 7.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 15.4 minutes (.435 FG%, .338 3FG%, .667 FT%). During the 2021-22 campaign as a Runnin’ Rebel, he saw action in 27 games (13 starts) and recorded career highs of 12.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in a career-best 22.3 minutes (.488 FG%, .436 3FG%).
Williams will wear No. 4 with the Hawks.