Marvin Williams (born June 19 1986 in Bremerton, Washington) is a professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks who played college basketball for the University of North Carolina. Williams is listed at 6'9" and 230 pounds.
Williams was a standout for Bremerton High School in Washington, averaging 28.7 points per game, 15.5 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, and 5.0 assists as a senior. Williams earned numerous awards, including being named a McDonald's All-American, a Parade All-American, and all-state.模板:Fn
After being offered scholarships by the University of Washington, the University of Arizona, and the University of Kansas, Williams accepted a basketball scholarship at the University of North Carolina.模板:Fn
As a freshman, Williams averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in 22.2 minutes.模板:Fn He was also an integral part of the North Carolina 2004-2005 national championship basketball team. As the team's sixth man Williams provided the veteran Tar Heels squad with an explosive spark off the bench and scored the go-ahead basket in the 2005 NCAA Championship game against the University of Illinois. After completing one season with North Carolina, Williams declared himself eligible for the 2005 NBA Draft. The Atlanta Hawks selected him second overall, making him the first of four Tar Heels to be lottery picks in the 2005 Draft.