Mo Williams is the newest member of the Cavaliers signed via free agency. But…then again, he’s one of two players from LeBron’s previous stint in Cleveland, with the other being Anderson Varejao. We all know a little about Mo Williams and his game, but here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Mo Williams 10. Pre-NBA Years Mo Williams was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, where he attended Murrah High School. He then moved on to the University of Alabama. In 2002 as a freshman, he started every game at point guard. Mo averaged 10.4 points and 4.5 assists per game. His play helped lead the Tide to a 27–8 record, including 17–0 at home, and the SEC regular-season championship. Williams and the Tide entered the NCAA tournament as a No. 2 seed, where they lost to Kent State 71–58 in the second round. Williams led the team in scoring and assists, averaging 16.4 points and 3.8 assists per game for the 2003 season, which ended in a first-round loss in the NCAA tournament to Indiana. Click “Next” to see the number nine thing you didn’t know about Mo Williams.
9. Four’s The Lucky Number Williams has four kids, all sons, Michael, Mason, Kydarius, and Maurice Williams Jr. Click “Next” to see the number eight thing you didn’t know about Mo Williams.
8. Books For Kids Aside from basketball, Mo Williams had also considered become a children’s book author, mostly because he wanted to write books for his kids.
“The crazy thing about it, I’ve been talking to friends about writing children’s books because I have a lot of kids (four to be exact),” says Williams =.
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7. What Number Should I Pick? After Cleveland acquire Mo, he was forced to change his traditional #25 jersey due to the Cavs retiring that jersey in honor of Mark Price. He went with #2 in his first stint, which now belongs to Kyrie Irving. Click “Next” to see the number six thing you didn’t know about Mo Williams.
6. Mo’s Back At Home Mo started 81 games during the 2008-09 season for Cleveland, and it was that season that is the best statistical season for the Cavs in history. Cleveland went 66-16 that season, including a 39-2 record at Quicken Loans Arena. Due to Mo’s play, he was selected to his first and only All-Star team that year. Click “Next” to see the number five thing you didn’t know about Mo Williams.
5. Number 2 For…Number 1? On February 24th, 2011, against his will, Mo was traded away from Cleveland in what will probably go down as the best trade ever in Cleveland sports history. Cleveland traded Mo and Jamario Moon to the Clippers in exchange for Baron Davis and a first round pick. That pick eventually ended up being the #1 overall pick in which Cleveland selected Kyrie Irving. Meaning ultimately, Cleveland traded Mo and Moon for Davis and Kyrie. Thank you, Los Angeles. Click “Next” to see the number four thing you didn’t know about Mo Williams.
4. Career High 52 While a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Williams scored a career-high 52 points on 19-of-33 shooting, breaking the franchises single-game scoring record set by Kevin Love and Corey Brewer. This was just the third time in Williams’ career that he scored more than 40 points. Click “Next” to see the number three thing you didn’t know about Mo Williams. 3. Journeyman Mo-Will Williams has played for six teams other than Cleveland. Utah, Milwaukee, Los Angeles (Clippers), Portland, Minnesota and Charlotte. In games with those clubs, Mo has a career W/L record of 44% (261/330). In his time with Cleveland, Mo’s winning percentage is considerably better. He’s gone 124/62 with the Cavs at a winning percentage of 66%. Click “Next” to see the number two thing you didn’t know about Mo Williams.
2. Just Give Me Another Chance! Please! Mo is a true Cavalier at heart. He was devastated when he was traded to the Clippers, even taking to Twitter to beg then-GM, Danny Ferry, to let him stay. He felt he had unfinished business to take care of after the departure of LeBron James. One of the most heartwarming memories in recent Cavs history is the joy Mo showed after nailing a game winning buzzer beater, against the Milwaukee Bucks. Click “Next” to see the number one thing you didn’t know about Mo Williams. 1. Mo Williams the…Writer? Mo Williams the NBA players, not to be mistaken with Mo Willems the children’s book author, received a call from J.J. Abrams to talk about a collaboration on the new Star Wars movie. Abrams thought he received the number to Willems, the writer, but had instead been emailing the NBA player for a couple days. Eventually, the confusion was worked out, but Williams says he will talk to Abrams about the movie again.
“I think I’m going to reach out to him. JJ Abrams, let’s get together man. Let’s communicate, have a lunch, have a dinner, whatever. Maybe I could become a movie star.”