Former Hawk, South Gwinnett High School alum Lou Williams announces retirement

ATLANTA — Former Atlanta Hawk and South Gwinnett County High School product Lou Williams announced he is retiring from the National Basketball Association after a successful 17-year career.

Lou Will will leave behind a legacy as one of the NBA’s best bench scorers of all time, as the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored off the bench.

Williams won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award thrice. The award is given annually to the NBA’s best player who comes off the bench.

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Williams’ last NBA season was with the Hawks in 2021-22.

The 36-year-old Williams was with the Hawks from 2012 to 2014 and again to close out his career in 2021 and 2022.


Williams did not appear in an NBA game during the 2022-23 season.

In 2020, South Gwinnett High School renamed its basketball gym after Williams.

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