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Selected by Indiana in the first round (17th overall pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft…traded to Dallas in exchange for Eddie Jones and two second round picks (10/10/08). Traded by Dallas, along with Kris Humphries to New Jersey for Eduardo Najera on January 11, 2010.
In two seasons with Indiana, averages 5.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 13.7 minutes in 111 games (6 starts).
2007-08: In 65 games, averaged 6.7 points with 2.7 rebounds…played 10+ minutes in each of his first 18 appearances and averaged 9.5 points in that span…in those 18 games, shot nearly 46% FG (.459) and hit 20-55 3FGs (.364)…career-high 3 blocks vs. UTA (11/17/07)…scoring 20+ points for the first time, hit 8-11 FGs, 3-5 3FGs and 5-5 FTs for a team-high 24 points vs. LAL (11/20/07)…20+ points 3 times…in the first of 3 starts, had one of the best all-around games at DEN (11/27/07)…had 21 points, career-best 11 rebounds, career-high tying 3 assists and 1 block…32 minutes in that game for only game with 30+ minutes in two NBA seasons…9 rebounds (career-high 5 offensive) vs. LAC (12/2/07)…career-high 3 FGs 3 times, including a 3-3 night vs. HOU (2/1/08)…career-high 3 assists on 5 occasions…after blocking just 8 shots his rookie season, had 26 blocks in 2007-08…in addition to sitting out first 3 games of season due to a team-imposed suspension, he missed the game at TOR (2/29/08), for personal reasons…13 DNP-CDs. 2006-07: After spending the first 22 games on the inactive list, made his debut with 13 points at CHI (12/22/06) on 6-9 FGs and 1-3 3FGs…his 13 points were the most by a Pacers rookie in his regular season debut since Chuck Person scored 17 (1986)…first Pacers rookie to score in 10+ in his debut since Jonathan Bender (1999) and just the third since Reggie Miller scored 10 points vs. PHI (11/6/87)…in the CHI game, added 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks in 27 minutes…made appearances in 23 of the team's last 25 games, missing the game vs. PHI (3/10/07), due to a coaching decision and the final game of the season vs. WAS due to a sprained left ankle…in final 11 appearances, scored in double figures 5 times and averaged 7.9 points…in those 11 games, shot 35-60 FGs (.583)…also hit 9 of his last 17 attempts from 3-point range, after starting the season 10-35 (.286) from behind the arc…in a four-game span (4/10-15/07), averaged 5.0 rebounds and had a season-best 6 boards twice…9 of his 20 rebounds in that span came at the offensive end.
Having helped lead Memphis to a 33-4 overall record (the best single-season mark in school history) with averages of 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds, was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year and was named to several Freshman All-America teams, including: The Sporting News, collegeInsider.com, rivals.com and collegeHoops.net...selected as one of seven Diaper Dandies to make an impact in the 2006 NCAA Tournament by Dick Vitale of ESPN.com...in addition, was named to the All-Conference USA Third Team and Conference USA All-Freshman Team...after averaging 18.0 points and 6.7 rebounds in 3 games, he was selected the Conference USA Tournament MVP...after a 23-point, 8-rebound performance against Houston in the semifinals, scored 18 points with 8 rebounds in the C-USA Championship against Alabama-Birmingham...during the season, scored 474 points and had 26 double-figure scoring games...ranked among Conference USA leaders in scoring (11th), rebounding (7th), FT% (4th) and blocks (4th)...while leading the conference’s freshmen in scoring and rebounding, he was second among Conference USA freshmen in steals (1.4 spg) and was fifth in assists (1.9 apg)...while ranking third on the team in scoring (13.2 ppg) and second in rebounds (6.2 rpg), he led the team in FT% (.786)...second on the squad in blocks (49)...5 double-doubles, including 21 points and 10 rebounds vs. Lamar (11/28); 14 points and 11 boards vs. Gonzaga (12/27); 13 points and 12 rebounds vs. East Carolina (1/11); 21 points and career-high 14 rebounds vs. Tennessee (1/18), and 10 points and 12 boards vs. Alabama-Birmingham (1/26)...named Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week in late Nov. following his performance in the NIT Season Tip-Off after averaging 20.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in games vs. UCLA (11/23), and Duke (11/25)...had best offensive outing of the season with 26 points in the NIT Tip-Off semifinals against UCLA (11/23).
Full name is Shawne Brian Williams...born Feb. 16, 1986 in Memphis, Tenn….lists hobbies as playing basketball and shopping...an avid shoe shopper, he once owned 150 pairs...the most famous people he has ever met are Larry Bird and Michael Jordan...basketball idol is Michael Jordan...favorite restaurant is Benihana...favorite movies are “Bad Boys” and “Bad Boys 2” featuring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence...favorite music artist is Yo Gotti.