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Louis Williams

N/A | Guard

Toronto Raptors

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HOW LOU BECAME A HAWK: Signed as a free agent on July 12, 2012 ... Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (45th pick overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft ... Re-signed as a restricted free agent with Philadelphia on August 4, 2008.

LAST SEASON (2011-12): In 64 games off the bench, averaged a team and career-high 14.9 ppg, 3.5 apg and 2.4 rpg in 26.3 mpg, while shooting 40.7 FG%, 36.2% 3FGs and 81.2% FTs ... Did not miss a single game due to injury but sat out the final two games of the season to rest ... Became the first player to lead his team in total pts without making a single start since Dell Curry did so for Charlotte in 1993-94 ... Became the first player to play at least 60 games and average 14-plus pts and 3-plus assts while playing fewer than 27 mpg since Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf did so for Denver in 1990-91 ... Scored 20-or-more points 14 times ... Had the fourth-most fourth quarter pts of any player and averaged 5.3 fourth quarter ppg ... Scored 10-or-more points in the fourth quarter 10 times ... SEASON HIGHS: 28 pts @NY (3/11), 8 rebs @NJ (4/10), 7 assts (4x), 4 stls v/Dall (2/17), 3 blks (2x), 10 FGM @NY (3/11), 4 3FGM (3x), 11 FTM @Milw (3/5), 34 mins @Hou (2/22).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Has played in 455 career regular season games (38 starts), all with Philadelphia, compiling 11.3 ppg, 3.0 apg and 2.0 rpg in 21.9 mpg (.421 FG%, .337 3FG%, .798 FT%) ... Has missed seven games due to injury/illness ... CAREER HIGHS: 31 pts v/Mem (11/20/09), 10 rebs (2x), 9 assts (2x), 6 stls v/Mem (11/20/09), 3 blks (2x), 12 FGM v/Mem (11/20/09), 5 3FGM (2x), 15 FTM @Wash (11/2/10), 44 mins @Phoe (2/24/10) ... 2010-11: In 75 games off the bench, averaged 13.7 ppg, 3.4 apg and 2.0 rpg in 23.3 mpg (.406 FG%, .348 3FG%, .823 FT%) ... Led all NBA reserves in FTA for the second time in three seasons ... Hit a career-best 88 three-pointers ... Ranked 27th in the league in asst-TO ratio (2.47) ... 2009-10: In 64 games (38 starts, including first of career on 10/28/09 @Orl), put in 14.0 ppg, 4.2 apg, 2.9 rpg and 1.3 spg in 29.9 mpg (.470 FG%, .340 3FG%, .824 FT%) ... Ranked 25th in the NBA in asst-TO ratio (2.53) ... 2008-09: Tallied 12.8 ppg, 3.0 apg, 2.0 rpg and 1.1 spg in 23.7 mpg (.398 FG%, .790 FT%) ... Scored 40.0% of his point total in the fourth quarter, and led the team in fourth-period scoring ... Led all NBA subs in FTA ... 2007-08: In 80 games, averaged 11.5 ppg, 3.2 apg, 2.0 rpg and 1.0 spg in 23.3 mpg (.424 FG%, .359 3FG%, .783 FT%) ... Scored the fourth-most points of any NBA reserve, tallying 42.3% of his season total in the final frame ... Had 55 3FGM after making just 14 in his first two seasons combined ... 2006-07: Appeared in 61 games as a sub, and averaged 4.3 ppg, 1.8 apg and 1.1 rpg in 11.3 mpg (.441 FG%, .324 3FG%, .696 FT%) ... Over his final 36 games, had 89 assists and just 31 turnovers (2.87 ratio) ... Played three games with the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA D-League ... 2005-06: In his rookie season, put up 1.9 ppg in 4.8 mpg of 30 contests (.442 FG%, .615 FT%) ... Made his NBA debut at Detroit (11/2/05).

PLAYOFF HISTORY: In 30 games off the bench, averaging 11.1 ppg, 2.8 apg and 2.1 rpg in 25.7 mpg while shooting 36.7% from the floor and 75.0% from the foul line ... In the 2012 postseason against Chicago and Boston, appeared in 13 contests, putting up 11.5 ppg, 3.0 apg, 2.1 rpg and 1.0 spg in 27.5 mpg (.352 FG%, .788 FT%) ... Played in all five games of Philadelphia’s First Round series vs. Miami in 2011, averaging 10.8 ppg, 3.0 apg, 1.6 rpg and 1.0 spg in 26.0 mpg, while shooting 32.7% FGs, 30.0% 3FGs and 73.7% FTs ... In the 2009 playoffs, played all six games for the 76ers in their first round series vs. Orlando, averaging 9.7 ppg, 2.8 apg and 2.5 rpg in 24.8 mpg (.412 FG%, .375 3FG%, .667 FT%) ... Scored 18 pts on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor and 3-of-3 shooting from 3-point range in Game 1 @Orl (4/19/09) ... Played all six games for the Sixers in their First Round series vs. Detroit in 2008, averaging 12.0 ppg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 rpg and 1.0 spg in 22.5 mpg ... Shot 40.0% from the floor and 73.3% from the line ... PLAYOFF CAREER HIGHS: 20 pts @Chi (5/1/12), 7 rebs @Bos (5/14/12), 8 assts v/Bos (5/18/12), 3 stls v/Chi (5/10/12), 1 blk @Orl (4/22/09), 8 FGM @Chi (5/1/12), 3 3FGM @Orl (4/19/09), 9 FTM @Det (4/23/08), 39 mins @Bos (5/14/12).

COLLEGIATE CAREER: Was named Mr. Basketball in Georgia following his junior (2003-04) and senior (2004-05) seasons at South Gwinnett ... Was also the recipient of the 2005 Naismith Award, given to the nation’s top high school player ... Four time All-State selection ... Led South Gwinnett to a 103-16 mark over his career ... Tallied 3,338 points, 768 rebounds, 650 assists and 355 steals over his four years ... As a senior, put in 27.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg and 5.2 apg, leading the Comets to a 26-3 record.

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Height: 6'1''/ 1.85m
Weight: 175 lbs./ 79.4 kg
Born: October 27, 1986
From: South Gwinnett HS (GA)
Draft: 2nd Round (45th pick) 2005 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2005
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Atlanta Hawks 2013 - 2013
  Philadelphia 76ers 2012 - 2012
  Atlanta Hawks 2012 - 2012
  Philadelphia 76ers 2005 - 2011
Prior to NBA/Country: South Gwinnett HS (Snellville, GA)/USA

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