Brooklyn Nets: 2-way player Alan Williams named All-Winter Showcase

Brooklyn Nets Long Island Nets Alan Williams. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Becker/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets Long Island Nets Alan Williams. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Becker/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Long Island Nets split their 2 games at the NBA G League Winter Showcase, with Brooklyn Nets 2-way player Alan Williams named to All-Showcase 2nd team.

Alan Williams, who signed a two-way contract with the Brooklyn Nets in September, but has not played in a game for the parent club this season, was recognized for his dominance at the NBA G League Winter Showcase last week with the Long Island Nets.

Williams was named to the All-Winter Showcase second team after putting up 43 points and 32 rebounds in Long Island’s two games, a win over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Thursday before a loss to the Oklahoma City Blue on Saturday.

Williams went for 24 points and 14 boards against the Vipers before posting 19 points and 18 rebounds against the Blue.  Here are some of Williams’ highlights from the Showcase in Las Vegas.

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An undrafted free agent from UC Santa Barbara in 2015, Williams is second in the G League in rebounding this season, averaging 14.2 per game, just behind Alize Johnson of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, who is at 14.3.

Williams signed with Brooklyn on Sept. 24 after he was waived by the Phoenix Suns on the second day of the new league year on July 2.

Williams joined the Suns on a 10-day contract in March 2016 after putting up 20.8 points and 15.4 rebounds per game with the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association that season.

Williams signed a two-year deal for the remainder of the 2015-16 season and the 2016-17 campaign after his 10-day contract expired and played well in limited opportunities for Phoenix in 2016-17, averaging 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in just 15.1 minutes per game.

A knee injury in the preseason limited Williams to just five games last season, where he scored 20 points with 22 rebounds in 70 minutes before being cut loose.

With Long Island, Williams is averaging 19.5 points and 14.2 boards in just 26 minutes a game.

The 6-foot-8,. 261-pound big man nicknamed “Big Sauce” was slowed by an ankle injury and did not play in the preseason for Brooklyn and has been inactive when he’s been with the Nets this season.

He’s shooting 50.7 percent overall and 75.6 percent at the foul line for Long Island this season and has made 1-for-6 from 3-point range.

In 62 NBA games over three seasons with Phoenix, he’s put up 6.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game, shooting 50.2 percent from the floor and 63 percent at the line, while missing his lone deep attempt.

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Williams was one of 10 players named by Keith Schlosser of prior to the Winter Showcase as players who could be in line for an NBA opportunity.