Olympics Basketball Player Buck Williams Net Worth 2024

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In the field of basketball, the professionals who showed extraordinary skill in rebounding, Buck Williams is one of them. His magical play attracted basketball-loving people and compelled them to be his fans. In the field of the NBA, he was easily identifiable for his signature goggles. 

His affluent career in the NBA generated lots of fans. They are curious to know the personal life, work history, and net worth of this prominent man. This article, “Buck Williams net worth,” will tell about his success, personal life, and his net worth. 

Buck Williams Net Worth Till and Quick Bio

Buck Williams total worthThe net worth of this successful NBA professional is $19 Million. His dazzling career in the field of the NBA favored him to be a rich man. 

Total Net Worth:$19 Million
Total Salary Earned:$21 Million
Salary From New York Knicks:$4.1 Million
Salary From Portland Trail Blazers:$16.5 Million
Birth:March 8, 1960, in North Carolina, USA
College Education:University of Maryland
  • NBA All-star
  • All-NBA Second Team
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • NBA Rookie of the Year
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • Second-team All-ACC
  • ACC Rookie of the Year
Height:6ft 8 inches
Jersey Number:52
Weight:98 kg
Current Age:61 years

Wife & Family

Buck Williams took Mimi as the co-sharer of his conjugal life. The conjugal life of Buck Williams and Mimi was blessed with two sons, Julien and Malek.

School & University

Williams saw the world for the first time on March 8, 1960, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The full name of Buck Williams is Charles Linwood “Buck” Williams. His academic life began at the Rocky Mount High School

The college stage of his life began at the University of Maryland. Here he played for the Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team. His college tenure was full of success and awards. He unveiled his potential at that time. 

During his college career, he won the ACC Rookie of the Year.  For his outstanding performance in his college career, his name was inserted into the ACC 50th Anniversary men’s basketball team. He also became part of the University of Maryland’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

His impressive performance at the college level favored him to be part of the USA national team in the 1980 Olympics.

Professional Basketball Career

The beginning part of the NBA was in 1981, and the chapter was closed in 1998. During his professional life, he played for many teams. He played for the New Jersey Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, and New York Knicks.

Buck Williams salaryThe New Jersey Nets selected him in the 1981 NBA draft in 1st round. Mike Woodson also played on this team with him. In his first season with the New Jersey Nets, he scored, on average, 15.5 points and led the team with 12.3 rebounds per game. He played with this team from 1981 to 1989. Later, he moved to the Portland Trail Blazers. Here he played for this team from 1989 to 1995. The last contract of his career was with the New York Knicks. Here he played with Patrick Ewing for the Knicks from 1996 to 1998.

In his entire NBA career, he scored 16784 points on average, 12.8 ppg, 13,017 Rebounds on average 10.0 RPG, and 1646 Assists on average 1.3 APG.


Buck Williams was nominated as NBA All-star in 1982, 1983, and 1986. In 1983 he became the All-NBA Second Team. From 1990 to 1991, he became the NBA All-Defensive First Team. In 1988 and 1992, he was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.

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During his rookie year, as his outstanding performance, he won the title of the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1982. Buck Williams also won the title of the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1982. Apart from that, he became the Second-team All-ACC in 1980 and 1981 and ACC Rookie of the Year in 1979.

Buck Williams Age, Height & Weight

Buck Williams height is 6 feet 8 inches, and his weight is 98 kg. In the NBA, he achieved fame playing the position of power forward.

He wore the #52 number jersey. His age is now 61 years old.

Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.


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