Derrick Williams Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Feb 07, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on May 18, 2022
Derrick Williams has played for basketball teams from Minnesota, Sacramento, New York, Miami, and Cleveland.
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About Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams is a famous American professional basketball player.
He currently plays in the Israeli Premier League at the power forward position for Maccabi Tel Aviv as well as in the EuroLeague. Derrick Williams was first drafted in the 2011 NBA draft by Minnesota Timberwolves.
He has been a prolific player ever since he started his professional career by playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has played for a different team almost every season since he began playing in 2011. Hailing from the humble origins of Bellflower, La Mirada, California, Williams has been active in international basketball leagues of late. He took part in the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge as well as the Slam Dunk Contest.

Derrick Williams Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Derrick Williams’ net worth?

The American basketball player has an estimated net worth of $19 million. His high net worth is due to his career with American and international basketball teams.

How much does Derrick Williams earn per year?

It is estimated that the basketball player earns $600,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Derrick Williams?

Being a basketball player, Derrick Williams is 6 ft 8 in (203 cm) tall.

How old is Derrick Williams?

The basketball player is 31 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Derrick LeRon Williams was born in Bellflower on May 25, 1991. He grew up in the town of La Mirada, California. He graduated from La Mirada High School. His mother's name is Rhoma Moore. He has no siblings.
During his college career, in his sophomore year, Williams came into the national limelight because of his talent. His scores during the period were 8.3 rebounds per game, with an average of 19.5 points. Being with the Arizona Wildcats basketball team, he helped lead Arizona to a regular-season PAC-10 championship. He also led the NCAA in Effective Field Goal percentage and True Shooting percentage.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Derrick Williams dating?

There is no official information on whether Derrick Williams is dating anyone currently or has dated anyone until now.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Derrick Williams announced himself as a prospect for the NBA draft in April 2011. Subsequently, the Minnesota Timberwolves chose him as the second overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. The same year, Derrick Williams was seen at an exhibition game in the Philippines, playing alongside several other NBA players during the summer.
Williams spent some time in the summer of 2011 at the University of Arizona, finishing his degree by taking summer classes at the university. It was during the NBA lockout. Shortly after he was drafted, Derrick Williams was signed on by Under Armour for their brand.
Williams started playing with the New York Knicks after signing with them in 2015. His opening game was against the Milwaukee Bucks, the team's season opener in October, where the Knicks won, and he scored a game-high 24 points. It was in July 2016 that Williams joined the Miami Heat team.
Williams scored his first double-double of a season in January 2016. Later, against the Boston Celtics, he scored 10 rebounds with 15 points in a 120–114 game, where they won. He leveled his career-high of 31 points the next day in a game against the Brooklyn Nets.
The Sacramento Kings exchanged Derrick Williams for forward Luc Mbah a Moute in November 2013. On November 29, 2013, Williams debuted for the Sacramento Kings in a 104–96 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He scored six rebounds, 12 points, and four assists in the game. However, in the 2014 Kings' season finale, Williams scored a season-high 22 against the Los Angeles Lakers in a 122–109 win over them.
Derrick Williams is also known for signing a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017. The day he signed, he debuted for the Cavaliers playing 22 minutes in a 118–109 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Other Interesting Derrick Williams Facts And Trivia

  • Derrick Williams took part in the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest and the Rising Stars Challenge.
  • Derrick Williams looked up to Shaq and Kobe as his idols when growing up.

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Derrick Williams Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Derrick LeRon Williams

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203 cm

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Basketball Player


University of Arizona

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Rhoma Moore

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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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