North Alumnus Alan Williams Has Come Home

Posted by Community Relations on 3/9/2016

North alumnus Alan Williams has come home, to play for his hometown team, The Phoenix Suns. He signed a 10-day contract Tuesday. Williams, a 6-8, 261 pound forward/center completed a pro season in China, averaging 20.8 points and 15.4 rebounds. Williams was a standout at California-Santa Barbara, leading the NCAA in rebounds his senior year. He played in the NBA Summer League for Houston, but signed with the Qingdau team in the Chinese Basketball Association.

Williams was on back-to-back state championship teams at North High. According to, Williams is the fourth Valley high school product to play for the Suns, and third from PUHSD.  Gerald Brown (Carl Hayden) and Bernard Thompson (South Mountain) and Channing Frye (St. Mary’s) are the others.