Who Is Corey Homicide Williams?

There’s really nothing we can say about Corey “Homicide” Williams that hasn’t been said before, we just feel the need to remind others just in case they forgot. Before this hometown athlete was killing it in the media as a broadcasting animal, he was first a beast on the court. 

The Climb To The Top

Mr. Williams is a Bronx bred basketball player who attended Rice High School where things didn’t go exactly as planned by any basketball player standards. His grades were less than stellar and he received no offers to play after high school except from a JUCO in Kansas City called Penn Valley CC. What people doubted in his scholastic and athletic ability, Corey made up for in pure heart. He fought his way through and upon attending Penn Valley CC, Corey helped  them to a NJCAA Mens  Division 2 National Championship. His following year he was named JUCO First Team All-American as a sophomore. So we’re guessing he had more to offer than what others were willing to notice or work with. By believing in himself and working hard, Corey received an offer to play for Alabama State. A well known HBCU where in two years he averaged 12.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists a game. Upon graduating with his Criminal Justice degree Mr. Williams went back home as he again had no prospects to continue his career. 

However, in typical Corey fashion, he decided to make a way. He began playing streetball and quickly developed a reputation for destroying his opponents which penned him the nickname “Homicide”. Just like that a legend is born, and Corey blazed his own path from there. He’s played for and excelled on more teams we even knew existed, but we can pick out a few just to show the depth of his career. 

In 2004-2005 Mr. Williams joined the Yunnan Honghe in the Chinese Basketball Association. There he bought his do or die attitude and averaged 27 points a game. After having stints with multiple NBA summer league teams from the Nuggets to the Warriors, Williams ended up winning an NBA Development League Championship with the Dakota Wizards in 2007. He averaged 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists a game. However Corey was far from done, and continued his journey to Australia where he signed with the Townsville Crocodiles and played 3 seasons with the NBL team. His third and final season in 2010 saw him receive Player Of The Year Honors as he averaged 18.6  points, 5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists a game while shooting an efficient 50% from the field. He would play for other teams in the NBL, but finished his Australian career averaging 19.5 points, 5 rebounds, and 4.7 assists a game. 

Corey would continue playing the sport that gave him so much, and would finish up  his career in Puerto Rico and Lebanon by 2016, but his heart was back in Australia and it shows. Corey Williams has become a top face of the NBL sports world and was one of the first to endorse LaMelo Ball as the number one pick for the NBA draft, though he was off by two spots, he still put everyone on notice and the world has paid attention. 

Humility

Mr. Corey Williams has seen the highs and lows of the basketball world, and it’s only made him more determined to succeed in life. He brings this mentality to his everyday life and to the youth he speaks with. Corey has been spreading his message to his community over the years to show kids that come from where he’s from a different image than that of they’re everyday life. He’s not only trained, but he’s informed the next generation of basketball players and everyday people to work hard and never allow anyone to dictate your path in life. Have a look at his website http://www.coreywilliams.net/portfolio/ to see more of what he’s about and how far he’s come. 

The Future Is Bright

Corey Williams may have started out in the Bronx, but no one knows where he’ll finish. You can be sure that wherever he goes, he’ll leave his mark. With awards like NBL MVP, All-NBL First Team, 3 time All NBL Second Team, NBA D-League Champion, CBA assists leader, CBA All-Defensive Team, and All-CBA Second Team he doesn’t seem like the one to settle for where he’s at. His career as an NBL commentator and all around public figure has brought him multiple opportunities in business, and we predict much more. Have a look at his work behind the mic in this clip, and join us in wishing this hometown athlete the best of luck. 

Giving Back Clip

You can find many highlights of Corey in action on the court, but highlights like these are what separate him from the rest in our eyes.