Monday, November 10, 2008

Ezra Williams to play for Toros

Former UGA standout, Ezra Williams, was selected last week in the NBA D-League draft.

Williams went to the Austin Toros, of Austin, Texas. Williams previously played with the Toros in 2005/2006, a season in which he averaged 12.5 points per game.

The Toros also selected Mohamed Abukar. Dawg fans may remember that Abukar originally signed with Jim Harrick's UGA squad, but was given a release after Harrick resigned. Abukar then went to the University of Florida, and ultimately transferred again to San Diego State.

The Toros are affiliated with the NBA's San Antonio Spurs team. Austin's games will be broadcast by the local ESPN station.

Perhaps Williams will be picked up by San Antonio, or another team that needs a three-point specialist. I could see him playing well for Phoenix, since teams will likely need to double-team Shaquille O'Neal or Amare Stoudemire, which would leave things open on the perimeter for a reliable shooter.

Congratulations, Ezra!

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