Former North High Student-Athlete Alan Williams Signs with Chinese Professional Basketball Team

Posted by Community Relations on 8/24/2015

Former North High student-athlete Alan Williams has signed with a Chinese Professional Basketball team, the Qingdao Double Star Eagles. After a stellar career at University of California-Santa Barbara, Williams was not drafted by the NBA, but had a successful Las Vegas summer league season with the Houston Rockets, averaging 20.5 points, a league-high 11.8 rebounds, and he made 50% of his field goal attempts. The 6-8, 265-pound power forward was voted to the All-Summer league Teams Second Team. Reports say William’s one-year contract is the largest ever given to a rookie by any team in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). The 20-team CBA ends its season in early March, which might afford Williams an opportunity to be signed by an NBA team.