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Thomas Ray Williams, known as Ray Williams (born October 14, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York), is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA. He is 6'2½" (1.89 m) and 188 lb (85 kg) guard. He averaged 15.5 points per game and 5.8 assists per game during his NBA career, with a career-high of 20.9 points per game with the New York Knicks in 1979-80. In the same year, he averaged 5.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. Williams, who played at the University of Minnesota and San Jacinto Junior College, was selected 10th overall in the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. After playing for six different teams, he retired in 1987. He is the younger brother of Gus Williams, who also played in the NBA. Upon retirement, Williams struggled to find long-term work and filed for bankruptcy. He has since been critical of the NBA for not assisting its former players. After spending over a year unemployed and homeless in Pompano Beach, Florida, Williams took a position as a "Recreation Specialist" for the city of Mount Vernon, New York in November 2010. Williams went to the University of Minnesota where he played with the Golden Gophers from 1975 to 1977.