Jordan Williams Officially Signs With BBL's Cheshire Phoenix
Former Mean Green Guard Heads To England
Sept. 4, 2015
DENTON – Former North Texas men’s basketball student-athlete Jordan Williams has signed his first professional contract to play for Cheshire Phoenix in the British Basketball League.
Williams, a Dallas native, becomes the 13th active former North Texas player to continue playing professionally.
“I am really excited and proud that Jordan will continue to play basketball after signing to play professionally,” head coach Tony Benford said. “He will have a great impact on their team and will have an outstanding professional career. Jordan has been a great ambassador for the University of North Texas and our basketball program the past few years.”
Williams was a four-year standout for the Mean Green ending his career with the ninth highest scoring total in school history with 1,501 career points. He also finished with 117 career steals which is fifth best in school history. As a senior this past season, he led the team in scoring (14.7), assists (2.1) and steals (1.5).
Williams posted five 20-point games this past season, including 23 points at Old Dominion and at Marshall. He finished his career having played in 114 games and made 95 career starts.
North Texas men’s basketball in professional leagues (active)
Chris Davis (No. 2 all-time leading scorer at North Texas- 2,238 points) Dallas – Kimball High School – 1999-03 – Province Basket club in France
Roger Franklin – Duncanville – Duncanville High School – 2011-13 -Black star club in Luxembourg
Jermaine Green – Houston – Spring High School - 2001-03- Hamamatsu Phoenix in Japan
Jacob Holmen –Whitehouse, TX – Whitehouse High School – 2009-13 – Goldfields Giants in Australia
Mike Jones – Lancaster – Lancaster High School -2003-05 – Arantia club in Luxembourg
Tony Mitchell – (all-time blocks leader at North Texas, highest NBA draft pick – second round No. 7) Dallas - L.G. Pinkston High School – 2011-13 – San German club in Puerto Rico
Justin Patton –Shreveport, LA – Bossier High School – 2012-13 – Metroplex Lightning in the ABA
Shannon Shorter – Houston – Westside High School – 2009-11 – Hapoel Gilboa Afula club in Israel
Niko Stojiljkovic – Paris, France – 2011-13 – GET Vosges club in France
Eric Tramiel (Sun Belt tournament MVP, led North Texas to NCAA tournament in 2010) Shreveport, LA - 2008-10 – Union de Santa Fe club in Argentina
Alzee Williams (18th all-time leading scorer at North Texas – 1,064 points) Dallas –Mississippi Elite Christian Academy - 2009-14- Santa Cruz club in Bolivia
Colin Voss – Grand Rapids, MI – East Grand Rapids High School - 2013-15 – Cerignola club in Italy
Jordan Williams (ninth all-time leading scorer at North Texas – 1,501) Dallas – Kimball High School – 2011-15 – Cheshire Phoenix in England