September 26, 2013 |
Rodney Williams is one of the newest 76ers. The undrafted rookie free agent out of Minnesota recently signed a partially guaranteed, multiyear contract with the Sixers, a team source confirmed. The organization also announced the signings of first-round picks Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams on Tuesday. Noel, however, actually signed his contract Sept. 16. Rodney Williams, a guard-forward, will be on the team's roster when it opens the season against the Miami Heat on Oct. 30. Williams could spend a portion of this season with the Delaware 87ers, the Sixers' NBA Development League affiliate.
October 28, 2013 |
There was a thought that the 76ers would waive Rodney Williams or Gani Lawal before the cut-down deadline. It turned out the Sixers released both players before Saturday's 5 p.m. league-mandated roster cut. The team could make an addition since it is one player under the 15-man limit. Williams is an undrafted rookie free agent out of Minnesota. He missed the first five preseason games with a strained right hamstring. The swingman scored a total of two points and finished with three blocks, three rebounds, a steal, and an assist in the Sixers' final two preseason games.
July 13, 2013 |
ORLANDO - A player with a reputation as a highflier, Rodney Williams says he yearns to make the 76ers as a defensive stopper. "That's what I want to do," said Williams, an undrafted rookie swingman on the Sixers team in the Orlando Summer League. "I want to get out there and show some energy on the defensive end. And like I said, let the offense come to me. " The 6-foot-7, 205-pounder was known primarily as a dunker at Robbinsdale Cooper High in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota.
December 17, 1994 |
It took three years to the day from the time Rodney Williams was arrested until a jury began deliberating the fate of the young man accused of killing the only son of Chestnut Hill obstetrician Lynda Thomas. But the verdict yesterday was swift. In just more than an hour, the jury found Williams guilty of killing Derrick Thomas, 19, a Hampton University freshman gunned down in broad daylight for his gold necklace. The six men and six women convicted Williams, 22, of first-degree murder, robbery and a weapons offense.
June 22, 2013
Two football players from South Jersey announced their college commitments Friday. Rodney Williams, a defensive back who will be a senior this fall at Cherry Hill West, committed to Syracuse. Gerald Owens, a running back who will be a senior at West Deptford, chose Michigan State. Williams visited Syracuse on Thursday and attended a camp run by Orange coaches. Syracuse projects him as a safety. Owens visited Michigan State in April. He ran for 3,325 yards and 53 touchdowns over the last two years, helping West Deptford to the South Jersey Group 2 title each season.
February 9, 2015 |
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Tavon Allen had 18 points with five assists and Drexel won its fifth straight with a 59-45 victory over the College of Charleston on Saturday. The Dragons (9-14, 7-5 Colonial Athletic Association) pulled within a game of Northeastern (16-9, 8-4) for third place in the association. Allen made four three-pointers on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor. Damion Lee, the CAA's leading scorer, added 12 points with two treys for the Dragons, who hit 9 of 15 from beyond the arc (60 percent)
October 21, 2013 |
After Cherry Hill West's senior captain and quarterback, Rodney Williams, went down with a bruised leg in the second quarter, sophomore tailback Tyrone Williams stepped up. Tyrone Williams carried the ball 28 times for 193 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Cherry Hill West to a 34-33 victory over Woodrow Wilson in a West Jersey Football League interdivision game full of twists and turns. The win - secured when West blocked a Wilson extra-point attempt with 7 minutes, 51 seconds to play - was the third in a row for the Lions (4-1)
February 16, 2015 |
When: Sunday at 5 p.m. Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center TV/Radio: The Comcast Network; www.gragons.com . Records: Hofstra 16-10, 7-6 Colonial Athletic Association; Drexel 10-14, 8-5. Coaches: Hofstra, Joe Mihalich (2d season, 16-33); Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 237-187). Last meeting: Drexel lost, 86-58, at Hofstra on Jan. 21. Hofstra's top three: Ameen Tanksley (17.4 ppg., 6.0 rpg.), Juan'ya Green (17.4 ppg., 6.6 ppg., 4.4 rpg.)
February 8, 2015 |
When: Saturday at 5 p.m. Where: TD Arena, Charleston, S.C. Radio: www.elgragons.com Records: Drexel (8-14, 6-5 Colonial Athletic Association); College of Charleston (7-17, 2-9). Coaches: Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 236-187); College of Charleston, Earl Grant (1st season, 7-17). Last meeting: Drexel won, 53-51, at home on Jan. 24. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (21.5 ppg., 6.5 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.8 ppg., 3.0 rpg.), Rodney Williams (7.8 ppg., 7.1 rpg.)
September 17, 1992 |
They were almost evenly matched. Give Abdul Elijah a slight edge. He was on crutches. Rodney Williams had his hands shackled behind his back. As a result, Williams, 20, got the worst of the sudden and unexpected violence in a Common Pleas courtroom yesterday where Williams was about to be tried in the shooting and robbing of Elijah's brother. Williams was seated at the defense table, talking with his lawyer, Jerome Mallon, waiting for Common Pleas Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan to show up. Suddenly, Elijah, 22, hobbled up on his crutches and began punching and biting Williams.