Amir Williams, Sam Thompson Get Names Called in NBA D-League Draft

By 11W Staff on October 31, 2015 at 3:07 pm
Amir Williams had a rocky career at Ohio State.

Occasionally, sports gives you a taste of the unexpected and that certainly happened today during the NBA's D-League draft.

Yes, that is former Ohio State center Amir Williams, who averaged just under 6 points a game in his Buckeyes' career, being selected sixth overall in the developmental league's draft today. The Rio Grande Valley Vipers, an affiliate of the Houston Rockets, took a chance on the big man from Detroit despite a less-than-memorable Ohio State career. 

Williams, who was a McDonald's All-American selection out of Detroit Country Day, never lived up to his billing in Columbus but will get another shot to live out his basketball dreams.

Immediately following Williams' selection, the Grand Rapids Drive, a feeder team for the Detroit Pistons, selected Sam Thompson, known throughout his Buckeye career for his high-flying dunks and off-the-charts athletic ability.

Thompson played on the Philadelphia 76ers' summer league team and also had a cup of coffee with the Charlotte Hornets before being released, along with fellow Buckeye Shannon Scott, on October 23rd.


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