Lorenzo Williams

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Lorenzo Williams
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“Zo Williams”
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 200
Nationality: American
Born: 7/15/1969
Birthplace: Ocala, FL
Draft: Not Drafted
Drafted By: N/A
College: Stetson ‘91
NBA Career: 1992-2000
Mavs Tenure: 1993-1996

Lorenzo Williams (born July 15 1969 in Ocala, Florida) was signed, as a free agent, by the Dallas Mavericks on February 14, 1994.

The 6'9 center played two seasons at Stetson where he led he school both years in rebounds. He was second team all-conference in 1990-1991 with a 9.2 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game average. He finished his career first all-time in blocked shots with 234.

Williams went undrafted coming out of Stetson and spent his first professional season in the Global Basketball Association. His second year he saw action in the NBA with Charlotte, Orlando, Boston and in the CBA with the Rockford Lightening. He moved around the following season as well spending time again with Rockford of the CBA and Orlando and Charlotte of the NBA before being signed in February by the Mavericks.

Although he only appeared in 34 games that season for Dallas, Williams seemed to have found a home as he played in all 82 of the team's games in 1994-1995. That season he averaged 4.0 ppg and 8.4 rpg and finished the season sixth in the NBA in offensive rebounds and tenth in the league in blocked shots. He scored a career high 19 points against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 5, 1995.

Williams' production the next season was limited due to a facial injury as he appeared in only 65 games. He did, however, grab 12 rebounds in the second quarter of a game against Sacramento on February 21,1996, a team record he still shares with Popeye Jones.

Washington signed Williams to a free agent contract the following season and he spent parts of four injury plagued seasons with the Wizards, including the 1998-1999 campaign when he had to sit out the entire year with stress fractures in both feet. His career ended after appearing in eight games for Washington in the 1999-2000 season.

He ranks in the Dallas Mavericks' all-time top ten for career blocked shots with 311.