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Boston Celtics | #44 | Center-Forward

Robert

Williams III

PPG

10.0

RPG

9.6

APG

2.0

PIE

14.0

6'9" | 237lb | 24 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2019-20: Appeared in 29 games averaging 5.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 13.4 minutes per game…Shot 72.7 percent from the field and 64.7 percent from the free-throw line…Recorded 11 points to go along with seven rebounds and a career-high six blocks against San Antonio on Nov. 9…Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds against Miami on Dec. 4…Recorded a career-high of 18 points to go along with five boards and three blocks against Brooklyn on Aug. 5. 2018-19: Appeared in 31 games averaging 2.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.19 blocks in 8.2 minutes per game...Shot 72.9 percent from the floor and 60.0 percent from the free throw line...Made his NBA debut against Orlando on Oct. 22 and played four minutes… Scored his first NBA basket against Detroit on Oct. 27 and also blocked a season-high three shots…Recorded season-highs in points (7), rebounds (11), steals (1), blocks (3) and minutes (25:30) against New Orleans on Dec. 10…Swatted a season-high five shots against Atlanta on Dec. 14…Scored a new season-high of eight points to go along with eight rebounds and a season-high tying five blocks against Phoenix on Dec. 19…Tied his season-high with eight points against Toronto on Feb. 26…Swiped a season-high two steals against Sacramento on Mar. 14… Got his first career start against Charlotte on Mar. 23 and recorded two points, three rebounds and two blocks in 9:32…Tied his season-high with 11 rebounds to go along with three blocks against Washington on Apr. 9…Appeared in a total of five games for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G-League where he averaged 15.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.60 blocks in 25.3 minutes per game while shooting 73.3 percent from the floor and 71.4 percent from the free throw line…Led the Celtics in rebounding four times, in steals twice and in blocks 13 times…Missed a total of 10 games due to injury…Missed five games to a sore left leg/left groin strain (Dec. 27 – Jan. 4)…Missed one game due to low back soreness (Feb. 5)…Missed two games due to a low back contusion (Mar. 24 – Mar. 26)…Missed two games due to illness (Feb. 13, Mar, 18)… PLAYOFFS: Appeared in three games totaling four points and seven rebounds over 13 minutes.

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE CAREER: 2017-18 (Sophomore): Returned to Texas A&M after being projected as a first-round draft pick follow- ing his initial college season to garner Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors as well as USBWA All-District VII accolades as a sophomore … played in 30 games, drawing 23 starting assignments and averaging 25.6 minutes per game … averaged 10.4 points per game and an SEC-leading 9.2 rebounds per contest … produced seven double-doubles on the year to give him a total of 18 for his two-year career … collected 78 blocked shots, the second most in a single season in school history and the most by an SEC player during the 2017-18 campaign … scoring average jumped to 11.9 points per game during league play … saw his school-record blocked shot reach 41 games before coming to an end in early January … missed the first two games of the regular season while serving a suspension for a violation of Texas A&M policy ... returned from suspension and began his season with a double-double against Oklahoma State (11/20) in Legends Classic semifinals, finishing with 11 points and rebounds to go along with three steals, two blocks and two assists in 24 minutes ... secured Legends Classic MVP honors with second-straight double-double in the finale victory over Penn State (11/21), poured in career-high 21 points on 10-for-12 shooting with 10 rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal in 23 minutes against the Nittany Lions ... against Pepperdine (11/24), dished out career-high six assists in 19 minutes against the Waves ... recorded four blocks at No. 10 USC (11/26), while also corralling eight rebounds in first start of the season against the Trojans ... posted his third double-double of the season with a 12-point and 11-rebound outing against Florida (1/2), also swatted four Gator shots ... contributed 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting with three blocks against Ole Miss (1/16) ... matched a career-high with 21 points to go along with 15 rebounds to notch a double-double at LSU (1/23) ... put up 12 points (10 on dunks) and 11 boards for this 16th career double-double with four blocks in the win over No. 24 Kentucky (2/10) ... dropped in 20 points on 10-of-13 shooting with 14 boards against Arkansas (2/17) ... swatted a career-high seven shots vs. Alabama (3/8) during the SEC Tournament ... corralled 14 rebounds during his first NCAA Tournament game vs. Providence (3/18) … the performance vs. the Friars allowed Williams to become the 28th member of Texas A&M’s 500-Rebound Club … scored 13 points on 6-for-9 shooting vs. Providence to register his 18th career double-double ... pulled down 13 rebounds to go along with eight points, two blocks and an assists in the NCAA Tournament second round match up against North Carolina (3/18) … produced 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals against Michigan (3/22) during the Sweet 16…2016-17 (Freshman): Stood out as one of the most exciting and productive rookies in the country, earning SEC Defensive Player of the Year and Second Team All-SEC accolades … played in all 31 of the Aggies’ games while making 17 starts during his rookie year … averaged 11.9 points as well as a team-leading 8.2 rebounds per contest while shooting an impressive 55.8 percent from the field … totaled 11 double-doubles on the season, second only to Ole Miss senior Sebastian Saiz among all SEC players … recorded 77 blocked shots, including one in every game of the season, to own the nation’s longest blocked shot streak and finish with the second highest single season total in A&M school history … checked in at 18th nationally in blocked shots per game … made Texas A&M debut against Northwestern State (11/11), finished with seven rebounds, six points and five blocks in 20 minutes of action, became first Texas A&M player to register five blocks in a game since Keith Davis (12/7/11 vs. Sam Houston State) ... averaged 12 points per game at Wooden Legacy Classic, registered his first career double-double against Virginia Tech (11/25) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, followed that up with a 12-point, four-assist, three-block and three-rebound performance in championship game against No. 14 UCLA (11/27) ... poured in 15 points against SC State (12/10), going a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor ... scored 17 points during the Lone Star Shootout against No. 19 Arizona (12/17), was 8-for-11 from the floor ... notched another double-double against Saint Francis (2/21), logging 10 points, 10 rounds, four blocks, three assists and a steal … made his first career start at South Carolina (1/7), notching another double-double by finishing with 12 points and 14 rebounds in 31 minutes of action ... notched a double-double against Georgia (1/21), contributing 18 points and 12 rebounds ... at Ole Miss (1/25) produced 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go along with a 14 boards, two assists and two blocks ... scored 18 points in win at LSU (2/4), while also chipping in six rebounds and four blocks ... posted another double-double performance against Missouri (2/7), carding 18 points and 16 rebounds in 31 minutes of action ... collected another double-double on the road at No. 17 Florida (2/11), finishing with a game-high 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting along with 12 rebounds while blocking four Gator shot attempts ... posted his third consecutive double-double at Vanderbilt (2/16), finishing with 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting to go along with 13 rebounds ... tallied 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with nine rebounds and a season-high six blocks against Auburn (2/18) ... notched his final double-double of the season against No. 9 Kentucky (3/4) in the regular season finale, finishing with a career-best 20 points to go along with 11 boards … notched nine points and 10 boards against Vanderbilt at the SEC Tournament (3/9). HIGH SCHOOL: Emerged as a top recruit nationally while playing for coach Ron Meikle at North Caddo High School in Vivian, La. … considered a consensus four-star prospect, with ESPN regarding him as a member of its Top 100 as well as the No. 1 player in the Pelican State ... Scout.com slotted him as the No. 8 power forward prospect nationally with ESPN ranking him as the 50th overall recruit in the country … back-to-back Louisiana Sports Writers Association 2A First-Team All-State selection, earning Most Outstanding Player of the Year honors as a senior … emerged as a force during his junior season when he averaged 21.0 points and 13.4 rebounds per contest and helped guide North Caddo to a 29-4 record and a showing in the semifinals of the Louisiana Class 2A playoffs, coming within two wins of a state title … during AAU competition, played for the Louisiana Stars and Houston Hoops where he contributed 8.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest while shooting 63.5 percent ... an elite shot blocker, he led the entire Nike EYBL by maintaining a 3.6 block-per-game average.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Robert Lee Williams…Son of Robert and Tundra Williams…has a sister Brittanni…Majored in recreation, park and tourism science.