The NBRPA Mourns the Passing of Ray Williams – Additional Information

March 22, 2013

Former Knicks and Nets guard Ray Williams passed away today at the age of just 58 years old. The Mount Vernon, NY native had been battling colon cancer at Manhattan’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
 
After an impressive career with the Maryland Terrapins, Williams was selected by the Knicks with the 10th overall pick of the 1977 NBA Draft ahead of Forrest Hills native and one-time Knicks general manager Ernie Grunfeld, Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell, Hawks center Tree Rollins and Lakers guard Norm Nixon.
 
Williams scored only 9.3 points per game as a rookie, but came to life in his second season, averaging 17.3 ppg. From there he remained one of the Knicks’ most reliable scorers until signing with the Nets as a free agent in 1981. He was later dealt to the Kansas City Kings, where he played with current Knicks coach Mike Woodson. He was subsequently traded back to the Knicks in 1983.
 
He bounced around for the rest of his career, ultimately finishing with a fairly impressive season with the Nets in 1986-1987 (9.9 ppg, 45.2 percent shooting at the age of 32).

WAKE

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Allen Memorial Church of God in Christ Family Life Center

132 Crary Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

 FUNERAL

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – 11:00am

Allen Memorial Church of God in Christ Family Life Center

132 Crary Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

 REPASS

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – Directly After Funeral

The Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon

350 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

 For Additional information please contact (914) 664-3000 or

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