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Mark Williams (NBA Player): Biography, Family, Sister, Net Worth (2023), Dating Life, Career, Stats And More

Mark Williams of Duke is perhaps the second-best center prospect in this year’s NBA class, trailing only Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren.

Williams is the youngest of three siblings, with his older sister, Elizabeth, leading by example on the court.

Elizabeth played for Duke before being drafted fourth overall in the 2015 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun.

She started 186 games with the Atlanta Dream after being moved to them, averaging 9.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks a season.

Mark Williams
Mark Williams

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Mark Williams: Biography

Mark Williams is one of the top talents in the 2022 NBA draft after impressing everyone with his great skills in the years since.1

He is a talented American basketball player who has wowed his admirers with his outstanding play in recent years. Since 2020, he has played three seasons of college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.

He was named ACC defensive player of the year in 2022, ACC All-Defensive Team 2022, and Third-Team All-ACC in 2022. In addition, he was a McDonald’s All-American in 2020 and was awarded with the Jordan Brand Classic.

Furthermore, on April 18, 2022, he announced the 2022 NBA Draft. He has appeared in 39 games, averaging 11.2 points on 721 attempts, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.82 blocks.

 

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Mark Williams: Personal Information

Full Name Mark Oluwafemi Williams
Date of Birth December 16, 2001
Age 21 Years Old
Birth Place Norfolk, Virginia
Nationality American
Ancestry Nigerian
Zodiac Sign  Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac Snake
Height 7 feet /2.13 m/ 213 cm
Weight 110 Kg (242 lb.)
High School
  • Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia
  • IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florid
University Duke University
Father’s Name Dr. Alex Williams
Mother’s Name Margaret Williams
Siblings Two sisters
Girlfriend Not Known
Religion Christianity
Profession Basketball player
Position Centre
League   NBA
Team Charlotte Hornets (2022- now)
Jersey Number 5
Tattoos No
NBA draft 2022, Round:1, Pick: 15th (Selected by Charlotte Hornets)
Net Worth   $1-$3 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Cameo
Merch N/A

Mark Williams: Childhood And Family Details

Williams was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on December 16, 2001, to Nigerian parents, Dr. Alex Williams, a gastroenterologist, and Margaret Williams, a nurse.2

Mark is the youngest of three siblings, with two older sisters: Victoria Oloyede (the oldest of all) and Elizabeth Williams.

Before moving to the United States, his parents and sisters lived in Colchester, Essex, England.

Victoria Williams, Mark Williams’ sister, has a kid named Tristan with her husband, Tommy Oloyede. They married in June of this year.

Elizabeth Williams, the NBA player’s other sister, is a WNBA player for the Chicago Sky.

Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Mark was always interested in sports and played golf, tennis, and flag football, but basketball was his true passion.

And his older sister Elizabeth would support him all the way to the NBA.

At Norfolk Academy, Mark Williams was a well respected basketball player. During his junior year at Norfolk, the player scored over 1,000 points.

Similarly, he was named to the second team of the USA Today All-USA Virginia Boys Basketball.

Mark subsequently switched to IMG Academy for his senior year, where he was selected a McDonald’s All-American for 2020.

Williams, a five-star talent, committed to Duke University (his sister Elizabeth’s alma mater) and began a burst with his gamplays.

Mark Williams
Mark Williams

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Mark Williams: Career Details

  • Williams was named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award preseason watch list prior to the start of the season. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a 79-53 win over Clemson on January 30, 2021.
  • Williams had 13 points and 5 blocks in a 69-53 victory over NC State on February 13, 2021. He had 18 points and 11 rebounds in an 85-71 win over Syracuse on February 22, 2021.
  • Williams got another double-double of 23 points and 19 rebounds in a 70-56 victory over Louisville in the second round of the ACC tournament on March 10, 2021.
  • In that game, his 19 rebounds set a record for the most ever by an ACC Tournament freshman, surpassing former Virginia center and NBA Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson’s 18 rebounds against Clemson in the 1980 ACC Tournament and placing third all-time at Duke.
  • Williams averaged 7.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a freshman.
  • He set a career high with 28 points against Syracuse on February 26, 2022. As a sophomore, Williams was selected ACC Defensive Player of the Year and Third Team All-ACC.
  • He averaged 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game as a sophomore. Williams declared for the 2022 NBA Draft on April 18, 2022, foregoing his remaining college eligibility.
  • The Charlotte Hornets selected Williams with the 15th overall choice in the 2022 NBA draft.
Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Mark Williams: Physical Appearance

Williams has the biggest wingspan and standing reach of any athlete in this year’s draft class, measuring 7-foot-6 and 9-foot-9, respectively.3

This season, his wingspan would rank eighth among active NBA players. Only Boban Marjanovic, Mo Bamba, Rudy Gobert, Udoka Azubuike, Hassan Whiteside, and Bol Bol have longer wingspans than Bol Bol.

Williams, who weighs 242 pounds according to his draft profile, is agile and light on his feet for a guy of size.

Williams’ reach and relative agility make him a threat in the paint on both offense and defense, winning him the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award last season.

Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Mark Williams: Dating Life

Mark Williams’ girlfriend remains a mystery because he rarely discusses his personal life with the media. Meanwhile, many admirers are wondering if he now has a girlfriend.

We haven’t uncovered any romantic connections on his social media networks as of yet. Furthermore, no romantic rumors about his personal life have surfaced on the internet as of yet.

Mark Williams: Net Worth 2023

Williams’ net worth is believed to be approximately $6.32 million.4

As a player at the beginning of his NBA career, he has a long way to go, so if he continues to perform well on the court and climbs through the ranks to become one of the league’s best players, the 21-year-net old’s worth will surge, earning him a fortune.

His present earnings will rise at the end of his current contract.

Mark began his professional career in 2022, and landing endorsement deals is difficult even for veteran athletes until they have become known and gained the media’s notice and attention.

Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Mark Williams: College Career Stats

 
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020–21 Duke 23 15 15.2 .664 .537 4.5 .7 .6 1.4 7.1
2021–22 Duke 39 39 23.6 .721 .000 .727 7.4 .9 .5 2.8 11.2
Career 62 54 20.5 .704 .000 .661 6.3 .8 .5 2.3 9.7

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