Alabama's Active NBA Players
Alabama boasts three active NBA players with nearly 40 combined years of NBA experience among them. Two of those Crimson Tide products, Mo Williams and Gerald Wallace, were selected in the NBA draft, while Alonzo Gee was signed out of the NBA Developmental League.
Alonzo Gee - Cleveland Cavaliers
Guard - 6-6 - 220
At Alabama: 2006-09
Alonzo Gee spent the majority of the past three seasons as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. After stints with the San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards, Gee signed with the Cavaliers on Dec. 28, 2010. He re-signed with Cleveland on Sept. 10, 2012, for three years. Gee has steadily improved his production with the Cavs. In 2010-11, Gee started 29 of the 40 games and averaged 24.3 minutes and 7.4 points. He bettered his numbers in 2011-12 by averaging 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, his highest averages since entering the league, in 29.0 minutes of action, with starts in 31 of 63 games. Gee went on to start all 82 contests in 2012-13, while averaging 10.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and a career-best 31.0 minutes.
Gerald Wallace - Boston Celtics
Forward - 6-7
At Alabama: 2001
Gerald Wallace was drafted at age 19 by the Sacramento Kings, making him the youngest player in the franchise’s 62-year history. In 2002, his rookie year, Wallace placed second in the NBA Dunk Contest. He spent three seasons with the Kings before joining the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004. As a member of the Bobcats, Wallace became the franchise’s first NBA All-Star in 2010. Wallace was traded the next year to Portland, where he finished out the season averaging 15.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He began the 2011-12 with the Trailblazers before being traded to the New Jersey Nets. Wallace signed a four-year deal on July, 11, 2012, to rejoin the Nets, who now are based out of Brooklyn. He then was part of a blockbuster trade that sent him to the Boston Celtics for the 2013-14 season.
Mo Williams - Portland Trailblazers
- 6-1 - 185
At Alabama: 2002-03
Mo Williams was drafted by the Utah Jazz and signed the next year with the Milwaukee Bucks, where he spent four years of his career before signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008. During the 2008-09 season, Williams ranked third in the NBA in 3-point field goals made and fifth in free-throw percentage for the season while ranking second on the team in points per game and assists per game. Also during the 2008-09 season, Williams set his career-high for points in a game with 44 (vs. Phoenix Suns on Feb. 11, 2009). He made his first NBA All-Star team during the 2008-09 season, along with teammate LeBron James. In 2010, Williams was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, where he averaged 15.2 points and 5.6 assists over the final 22 games of the season. Williams remained with the Clippers for the 2011-12 season before returning to Utah on June 29, 2012, after being traded by Los Angeles. Williams started and played in 46 games during the 2012-13 season, while averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 assists a game for the Jazz. He then made the transition to the Portland Trailblazers for the 2013-14 campaign where he was a key cog throughout the year. He played in 74 games and averaged 9.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.