Matt Williams Bio: NBA, College, Family, & Net Worth

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Matt Williams is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. 

He previously played for Supersónicos de Miranda of the Venezuelan SuperLiga and Lavrio of the Greek Basket League. 

Williams went undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft, making him unrestricted and giving him the opportunity to play with whatever club he chooses.

Hence, he played in some of the teams of the NBA G League and made a good impression on the fans as an agile shooting guard.

Matt Williams In Action
Matt Williams In Action (Source: Twitter)

Williams has played both nationally and internationally. Though his active playing career started in 2017, he has been involved in the sport since his childhood days. 

There is more about the player’s personal and professional life described in the article below.

But first, let us look into some quick facts about him. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Matthew Williams Jr. 
Birth Date October 14, 1993
Birth Place Orlando, Florida, USA
Age 30 Years Old
Known As Matt Williams
Religion Christian
Nationality American
  • Jones High School
  • University of Central Florida (UFC)
Horoscope Libra
Father’s Name Matt Williams Sr.
Mother’s Name N/A
Siblings N/A
Height 6 ft 5 in/1.96 m/196 cm 
Weight 210 lb/95 kg
Build Athletic
Shoe Size N/A
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
League NBA, Polish Basketball League, Greek Basket League, Venezuelan SuperLiga
Active Years 2017- Present
Marital Status Single
Girlfriend  N/A
Children N/A
Profession Basketball Player
Position Shooting Guard
Last Played For Supersónicos de Miranda
Net Worth $500K 
NBA Draft 2017/Undrafted
Social Media N/A
Last Update April 2024

Early Life, Family & Education

The player was born on October 14, 1993, in Orlando, Florida, to his father, Matt Williams Sr. The name of his mother has not been revealed till now. 

Matthew had a tough childhood, and to meet up with basic needs, he moved to his grandmother’s house.

But despite the challenging circumstances, Williams was never discouraged by his surroundings. Instead, he kept on going on with his passion for the sport.

He used to play basketball in the backyard, covered in dirt and dust, but he never gave up. The concrete or wood flooring court was a far-fetched dream for him. 

Williams had the challenge of keeping up with his studies, maintaining good grades, and practicing basketball.

He overcame all the hardships and proved himself worthy of playing on the court, and all his hard work paid off.

His father also used to play basketball, and he used to practice with him in the backyard.

Matt Williams In College
Matt Williams In College (Source:

Willams Sr. supported his passion for sports and taught him about the ethics and techniques of the game at a very young age. Due to financial struggles, the family was suffering at the time. 

As a result, little Matt used to practice basketball on his neighborhood court. His father tutored him in basketball skills and methods as he grew up, and it became a crucial part of his upbringing.

Hard work and dedication never go in vain, and such an example resonates with Williams as he kept on going forward with his training and practice despite the struggle.

And now, finally, he can look back and be relieved of his decision to continue his professional basketball career.  


Williams went to Jones High School in Orlando. After graduating from high school, he joined University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2012.

Williams played college basketball at UCF for all of his college years. 

Age, Height & Weight

Matt Williams is 30 years old. He is 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) tall and weighs around 210 lb (95 kg).

A sportsperson needs to maintain a healthy physique to perform with great agility and flexibility on the court. So, he maintains a healthy lifestyle and follows a properly balanced diet.

Williams also tries to maintain his healthy body and figure by working out regularly and following a proper diet. 


The shooting guard started his college career by entering UCF. For his final year, he wanted to transfer to Wake Forest, but he returned back to the university. 

Williams played with the Knights in his fifth year and scored well in the matches. He had a fantastic career while playing for the Knights at UCF. 

Because of his contribution to the team matches, the Knights entered the 2017 National Invitation Tournament semifinals.

Moreover, he was the leader in three-pointers in the college. His marks were recorded in the American Athletic Conference records. 

NBA Career

After graduating from the university, Matt joined the Miami Heat for the NBA Summer League in 2017.

Williams signed with the Miami Heat for the 2017-18 season after playing for the club in the Summer League. 

On October 15, 2017, the Heat converted Williams’s contract into a two-way contract. It meant that he could split his playing time between the Heat and the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the NBA G League affiliate of the Miami Heat. 

He started the season by playing for the Heat for a week and then in the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On December 20, he was back with the Heat. 

Williams with the Miami Heat
Williams with the Miami Heat (Source:

Williams played three matches for the Miami Heat in the whole season. On December 31, 2017, he was released from the contract.

The Sioux Falls Skyforce later reacquired Williams, and he played for the club for a year.

International Career

On September 12, 2018, Williams signed with the KTP Basket of the Finnish Korisliiga and played for the team for four months.

Matt joined Kymi of the Greek Basket League in January 2019 and played 12 games for the club in six months.

Due to the global pandemic, the officials canceled the 2019-2020 season, so he had to return to the US. 

Williams joined GTK Gliwice of the Polish Basketball League on August 11, 2021, where he played 13 games for the team. 

On December 11, 2021, Matt signed with Lavrio of the Greek Basket League; then, on July 2022, he played with the Supersónicos de Miranda of the Venezuelan SuperLiga.


Since Matt joined UCF, he was on the rise in his career. However, the circumstances didn’t allow him to have a smooth time. 

In his first year, Williams had a medical injury as he suffered from an acute appendix and had to undergo surgery.

The medical condition hampered his sports, and he had setbacks in some games. 

In his sophomore year, he suffered from a knee injury, which kept him out of the games for some weeks.

The damage was severe, as the knee pain was due to the inferior bipartite patella, a rare condition that had to be faced with surgery.

With the surgery, he had to miss significant games of the season. Fortunately, that wasn’t the end of his basketball career, and he got a second chance at UFC. 

Net Worth

Matt Williams’s net worth is estimated to be $500K as of April 2024.

His earnings include his different contract deals with national and international leagues.

During his time in the NBA, he earned $77,250 for the 2017/18 season with the Miami Heat. 

Likewise, he also earned a decent income after playing in different overseas leagues.

Matt Williams Playing From Heat
Matt Williams Playing From Heat (Source:

The sportsperson sacrificed a lot to achieve his dream and went through many hardships and struggles. It is not easy to be in the game for years and achieve all the success without any problems.

Hence, the reward or the financial support a player gets from the deals is essential for going through and living a happy life. 

Relationship Status

Williams is currently speculated to be single, as there hasn’t been much information about his romantic relationships.

He prefers to keep his personal life secret and rarely discusses his connections. He is more concerned with his professional career than attracting any attention to his private life. 

A player must be fully committed to attaining his ultimate aim of performing at his best and earning awards in his professional career.

Keeping your personal life discreet can help you focus on the game rather than your romantic life.

Awards & Achievements

Williams’s professional career is comparatively short than other legendary basketball players. So, the awards and achievements are not remarkable as others.

But we cannot ignore his potential and game skills as he has played for many clubs nationally and internationally. Some of his achievements are mentioned below.

  • UCF school’s leader in three-pointers
  • American Athletic Conference records

Social Media Presence

Williams is not currently active on any social networking platforms. Since he is a private guy, his lack of presence on social media could be a predictable outcome.

He is a well-known basketball star, and any news about his personal or professional life will pique the interest of his adoring fans worldwide.

If you want to know about him, you can visit the news sites and other online sources, which are doing an excellent job of keeping the public informed about him.

Popularity Graph

The former NBA player is still searched by his fans worldwide.

Matt Williams Search Graph 2023
Matt Williams Search Graph 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The above line graph shows his last 12 months search trend. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Matt Williams now?

In 2022, Matt Williams played from the Supersónicos de Miranda of the Venezuelan SuperLiga. Right now, he is a free agent.

Is Matt Williams married?

Matt Williams is single. He has not been married before.

What is Matt Williams' position in the team?

Williams holds the position of shooting guard on the team. 

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