Remembering Corey “Homicide” Williams 

New York City hoops lost a member of its own Corey “Homicide” Williams who transitioned to be among the ancestors at the age of 46. Williams who had been fighting stage four colon cancer in which he has lost his battle.

Williams revealed last year he was suffering from stage four colon cancer and returned to New York to undergo chemotherapy treatment. Australia and New York is mourning the death of a beloved former player and commentator credited who help turn the NBL into a powerhouse.

Homicide began his basketball journey at Rice high school in which he was a role player in the program. He never received no scholarship offers from high school. coming out of high school. He enrolled at MCC-Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City. He help Penn Valley win the NJCAA Division II men’s basketball championship in 1996. As a sophomore he named a JUCO first-team All-American.

After his two year stint in Junior College he played at Alabama State for two seasons. Williams averaged 12.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.6 steals in 54 games. He graduated and earned his degree in criminal justice in 2000, fulfilling a promise to his mother. 

His professional basketball journey started in the NYC playgrounds in which he made a name for himself. The streetball MC’s give him the nickname “Homicide”. After that he played in the USBL, International Basketball Association, the Harlem Globetrotters, Sweden, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic.

In addition, he was in the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors, and Denver Nuggets camp. Also played in the NBA Development League (now G-League).

In 2007 he started his NBL career in Australia in which he was second team All NBL in 2008, 2009, and 2011; first team All NBL and MVP in 2010. He had a stellar career in Australia and later worked as a commentator for Fox Sports covering the NBL.

Williams will be missed in the Australian and NYC basketball communities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. May he rest in peace! 

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