Shelden DeMar Williams Biography

(NBA Gold Medalist, basketball player-coach)

American professional basketball. Sheldon Williams is the pride of Duke University in Durham. Sheldon DeMar Williams and Candace Parker married on 2008.

More about the relationship

Sheldon DeMar Williams and Candace Parker married on 2008. Candace Parker is a star WNBA athlete and the power forward for Los Angeles Sparks. Her brother Anthony Parker is a retiree from the NBA.

Sheldon and Candace have a daughter, Lailaa Nicole Williams.

In April 2018, Shelden and Candace officially divorced, and after completing legal formalities to share custody of their daughter, educational and medical costs, they wrapped up their divorce.

Relationship Facts of Shelden DeMar Williams

  • Shelden DeMar Williams is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Shelden DeMar Williams?

Shelden DeMar Williams is a legendary Gold Medalist in American professional basketball. Sheldon Williams is the pride of Duke University in Durham. He works as the assistant coach for College Park Skyhawks, NBA G League, Georgia, United States of America.

Sheldon the Philanthropist is also the founder of ‘Shelden Williams Foundation’. This foundation inspires upcoming basketball players to remember the kindness of strangers and pay it forward as a team. Its various social support programs, charity work and community drives empowers student-athletes, their families, and communities in Oklahoma, Atlanta, Durham and its suburbs.

Shelden DeMar Williams-Birth Age, Family

Shelden Williams was born Shelden DeMar Williams on 21 October 1983, at Forest Park, Oklahoma City, OK, USA. His parents are Bob Williams and Jeannette Williams. His father Mr. Bob Williams played basketball at Oklahoma Christian University. He then coached Junior-High School and High School basketball players.

Shelden DeMar Williams-Education

DeMar completed High School in 2002 from Midwest City High in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Along with his education he played basketball and ranked one of the highest scores during his stay at Midwest High.

1999–2001Three Time All-City Selection as Basketball Player

Three-time All-State High-School Basketball Player

Three Time All-District High-School Basketball Player

2000-2001Parade All-America

Oklahoma Defensive Player of the Year

USA Today Oklahoma Player of the Year

EA Sports High School All-America selection

Oklahoma Player of the Year-the Dail38gy Oklahoman

2001–2002Ranked # 49 in the nation by ESPN

Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year

Rated sixth by College Basketball News entering the season

Rated nation’s sixth-best prep player The Sporting News listed Williams

Rated the nation’s number one forward by Basketball News and Prepstar

Rated the nation’s fifth-best prep player by Future Stars and

Thereafter from 2002 until 2006, DeMar studied at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, US. He majored in Sociology, with a certificate in Markets and Management. Furthermore, he played sophomore basketball during his varsity days at Duke and won awards, recognition and accolades for himself and his team.

Team Awards

2001 Fourth-team Parade All-American

2005 First-team All-ACC

2005 Third-team All-American – AP

2006 First-team All-ACC

2006 Consensus first-team All-American

2006 Associated Press First Team All American

2006 John R. Wooden First Team All American

2006 Senior CLASS All-Senior All American Team

In the 2006 NBA Draft, the Hawks selected Shelden as the fifth pick after which his career in basketball took wings. Thereafter on February 16, 2008, Williams was involved in a multi-player trade to the Sacramento Kings for Mike Bibby. He played the NBA Leagues until 2012, and took the opportunity of his life to play in Europe and Asia.

On 28 August 2012, Shelden signed a one-year contract with the French League champions Élan Chalon, on Chalon-sur-Saône, in France, Europe. Out of the 10 games in the 2012–13 Euro-league season Shelden averaged 11.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.

Thereafter in October 2013, Williams signed with Tianjin Ronggang- The Tianjin Gold Lions, in Tianjin of China. Here too, he won the odds and came back home a champion.

Williams plays the aggressive power forward and center. Additionally, his shot-blocks earned him the nick ‘The Landlord’. He emerged as one of the top players in the ACC. When DeMar plays, he dominates both ends of the court for long stretches at a time.

Since 2018, Shelden coaches the Erie BayHawks and has also worked at College Park Skyhawks as the Assistant Coach.

Shelden DeMar Williams-Gold Medals, Individual Awards

Shelden is the recipient of two Gold Medals- for the 2005 Izmir Team Competition, Summer Universiade, and the Men’s Basketball Team that represented the United States of America.

Individual Awards

2005 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year

2005 NABC Defensive Player of the Year

2006 NABC Defensive Player of the Year

2006 National Association of Basketball Coaches Defensive Player of the Year

2006 John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Finalist

2007 April NBA Rookie of the Month

Sheldon is the Founder of the Sheldon Williams Foundation. It supports charity drives in Oklahoma, Atlanta, and Durham.

The Foundation empowers student-athletes and their families by delivering and supporting initiatives that promote emotional and physical health through sports, education, and community involvement.


He is a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes in High School.

Shelden DeMar Williams-Net Worth, NBA Earnings

As of 2022, Shelden’s net worth is $8 Million US, and his earnings for 2019 are $992,680 K US. Shelden earned a total of $12,256,869 up until 2020 January.

Shelden DeMar Williams-Rumors and controversy

Shelden has not gotten embroiled in any major controversy or rumors.

Shelden DeMar Williams-Height, Weight, Player Stats

He has black hair and eyes. His Height is 6 feet 9 inches and his weight is 113 kg. Shelden’s Basketball Player Stats are given below.

Name: Shelden Williams Birth

Date: October 21, 1983 (Age: 36-097 d)

Hometown: Forest Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma US

Class: Sophomore 6-9, 250 lb. (206 cm, 113 kg)

High School: Midwest City, OK

NBA Debut: November 1, 2006

NBA Draft :Atlanta Hawks 2006

Round: 1 Pick: 5th overall /Shoots Right

Recruiting Rank: 2002 (8)

College: Duke University 2002–2006

NBA Position: Power Forward / Center

Shelden DeMar Williams-Social Media

Shelden has 27 K likes on Facebook, 34.7 k followers on Twitter, 15.5k following, 1563 posts on Instagram.

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