Monday , Jul , 10 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hawks sign top pick Shelden Williams

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – The Atlanta Hawks have signed their top draft
pick, forward Shelden Williams, to a contract. Terms of the deal were not

Williams was the fifth overall selection of the 2006 draft after a stellar
career at Duke. He was a First-Team All-America as a senior after averaging a
career-high 18.7 points and 10.7 rebounds for the Blue Devils.

The 6-foot-9 Williams became just the third player in NCAA history to record
at least 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds, 350 blocked shots and 150 steals,
joining Navy’s David Robinson and Louisville’s Pervis Ellison.