VMI's Williams Signs With Houston Rockets
LEXINGTON, Va. -The Houston Rockets announced Friday that former VMI basketball player Reggie Williams (Prince George, Va.) has signed a multi-year contract with the club.
Williams, who graduated in 2008 and is the Institute's all-time leading scorer, spent the past two seasons with the Charlotte Bobcats and will be joining his third NBA club since beginning his career at the premier level midway through the 2009-10 season. In nearly four NBA seasons, Williams has averaged 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists and has started 32 games with the Bobcats and the Golden State Warriors.
At VMI, Williams led Division I in scoring in both 2006-07 (28.1) and 2007-08 (27.6), becoming the ninth player in NCAA history to lead Division I in scoring in multiple seasons. He completed his career with 2,556 points which also became the most ever tallied by a Big South player.
Williams began his professional career overseas in France with JDA Dijon Bourgogne in 2008-09 before moving to the NBA D-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce the following season. He joined Golden State on March 2, 2010 and appeared in 24 games for the Warriors his rookie season averaging 15.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. In 2010-11, Williams ranked ninth in the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage (.423) while playing for Golden State.
Williams is the second VMI basketball alumnus to reach the NBA, joining Ron Carter '78 who played for the Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers.