Former UNC basketball forward Jawad Williams retires

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Former UNC basketball standout Jawad Williams has officially called it a career. And what a career it has been.

After spending four years at North Carolina and concluding his college career with a national championship, Williams went undrafted and began his international career that would last until 2022. He spent 17 seasons professionally, including a stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2009-10.

Williams played overseas in Spain, Japan Israel, France, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Japan before calling it a career. He played for several different organizations, traveling the globe and even reuniting with former teammates like David Noel and Sean May during a few of those stints.

Here is the message Williams posted on Twitter to announce his retirement:

In his college career, Williams averaged 12.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 128 games. He wrapped up his college career as a national champion, a third-team All-ACC selection, an ACC All-Freshman selection.

Williams also won a French Cup, a French Super Cup, a Turkish Cup winner, and a two-time B League champion.

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