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Yorrick Williams
Yorrick Williams
DOB29th Jul 1975
Birthplace
Height1.92 m (6' 4")
PositionGuard
ClubMK Lions, GBR
Caps6
Home Nation Caps
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A member of the reformed GB team in the summer of 2006, Williams has been a major figure in the domestic game since he made his debut as promising youngster for the Manchester Giants in 1994.

A product of the Manchester club’s junior development programme, over the next 15 years Williams would go on to play for the Derby Storm, Birmingham Bullets, Essex Leopards, Brighton Bears, Leicester Riders and Milton Keynes Lions, whom he joined in 2007 and for whom he was still playing in 2009-10.

In between, the 6’4” guard also had a brief spell at St Petersburg Junior College in Florida and a season (2001-02) in the high quality Greek league with Aris Thessaloniki.

But it was in his homeland where Williams became such a popular figure, especially as he was a regular fixture in England national teams for the best part of a decade, winning 39 caps.

With the GB team coming together at short notice in the summer of 2006, coach Chris Finch relied heavily on British-based players and Williams was a logical choice to bring his experience and athleticism to the roster. Williams did not disappoint, playing in all four games as the GB team began their successful efforts to gain promotion from the B Division of Eurobasket.

Chris Finch says: “Another of our early ‘warriors’ who answered the call in 2006 and, like so many of them, Yorick did a fantastic job with his ability to make tough shots, his lock-down defence and his engaging personality in the locker room. He was disappointed he wasn’t part of the team moving forward and I wish we could have found a role for him.”

 
Date Opposition Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
02/09/2006
Slovakia Men
14


1
1
3
10
09/09/2006
Netherlands Men
9



1
3

13/09/2006
Albania Men
8



4
3

16/09/2006
Belarus Men
13



1
2
5
Total Played 4 44
0
0
1
7
11
15
Averages
11
0
0
0.25
1.75
2.75
3.75
Competition Team Played Mins 2PT FG 3PT FG FT Reb PF Pts
2006 - FIBA EuroBasket 2007 (Division B)
Great Britain Men
4
44


1
7
11
15
2006 Total

4
44


1
7
11
15
2006 averages


11
0
0
0.25
1.75
2.75
3.75
Total - FIBA EuroBasket 2011 Qualifiers

4
44


1
7
11
15
Total

4
44
0
0
1
7
11
15
Averages


11
0
0
0.25
1.75
2.75
3.75
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance
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