Former college basketball star passes away at just 36 Craig Jones/Getty Images
08 Mar 2002: Chris Williams #33 of Virginia dribbles against the defense of North Carolina State during the ACC Tournament game at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. North Carolina State won 92-72. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones/Getty Images

According to 247Sports, former Virginia basketball star Chris Williams has passed away after reportedly having complications with blood clots. He was only 36.

Williams was a breakout star for the Cavaliers in 1999, winning the ACC Rookie of the Year after averaging 16.8 points (51.2-percent shooting) and 7.5 rebounds per game in his freshman campaign. Williams played for four years at Virginia, thrice being named to the All-ACC team.

Williams is currently eighth on Virginia’s all-time scoring list.

Williams never played in the NBA, but he has been playing professional basketball since he left Virginia back in 2002. This included stints in the Chinese, Australian, and Iranian basketball leagues.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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