Story of Hartford Basketball Player Mike Williams’ Cause of Death
The story behind Hartford’s North End player Mike Williams’ cause of death has been released after the star reportedly passed away in Hartford this week at the age of 48. Rest in peace.
Kentucky head men’s basketball coach John Calipari confirmed the heartbreaking news in a statement on Twitter, writing, “Thinking of my UMass family today. I woke up to find out that Mike Williams, our guard from 1992-95, has passed away.
The statement added, “The calls I got this morning showed the impact that he had on everyone, coaches and players alike. An unbelievable talent who had a knack for making game-winners.”
Mike Williams rose from Hartford’s North End, starred at Weaver High, and soon hit a series of memorable shots for UMass, became an All-State player three times at Weaver, scoring 1,933 points.
“Growing up in the City of Hartford,” Marcus Camby, who went from Hartford Public to become Williams’ teammate at UMass, announced. “Mike Williams was ‘that guy, the guy you heard everybody talking about in the city.”
The teams that featured the 6-foot-11 Camby, who played 17 seasons in the NBA, at center and Williams in the backcourt led UMass to national prominence, with some controversy. Friends called Williams “Oooze,” short for Uzi because Williams took many shots wherever he starred. At UMass, he is well remembered for hitting six game-winning shots.
“Mike was a superhero to kids in the Blue Hills and Colt Park area,” stated Reggie Hatchett, former player and coach at Weaver. “It was great for us to see a kid from our neighborhood on TV playing basketball. For the kids to believe something is real, possible, they had to see it.”
What’s Basketball Player Mike Williams’ Cause of Death?
No official sources announced basketball player Mike Williams’ cause of death at this time, but some claim he died after a long illness in Hartford this week. Nevertheless, our team on US day News is searching for the latest updates and more information. Stay with us.
John Calipari also added, “Mike made 6-8 game-winners in his career with us. I still remember the plays he made at West Virginia when we were down 18 with four minutes to go in Morgantown and came back and won. He’s going to be missed by all of us. RIP!”
Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts; however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike Williams’ family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these tough days. You can additionally share a condolence message below the comment box to honor him.
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Reactions to Death of Basketball Player Mike Williams
Soon after the tragedy was confirmed, many of Mike Williams fans and friends showed their sadness on social media, sharing their heartwarming tributes:
One wrote, “RIP Mike Williams. One of the best ballers to come out of Hartford along with his teammate NBA legend Marcus Camby. Many remember his days at UMASS and that shot against Temple. He had a solid second career working with kids throughout CT. Lots of people will miss him.”
Another said, “I have been a UMass Basketball fan since I stepped on campus in 1980 as a student. Mike Williams was part of a group that made all UMass alums proud and made Amherst a magic place in the early 90s. Sending strength and prayers from the UMass Family.”
A user tweeted, “There were certainly some bumps in the road during Mike Williams’ time at UMass under Coach Cal. I don’t know the details on how much the two reconciled later. Regardless, nice to see the high road here as Cal remembers Mike’s contributions.”
A fan said, “This is one of the reasons why I’m not on the Mike Williams bandwagon this year. Don’t count out the potential of either Tyron Johnson or Jalen Guyton in that field-stretching role in this offense and paired with Justin Herbert.”
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