Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball legend and the program’s all-time leading scorer Henry Williams has passed away. He was 47.
Williams, who starred for the 49ers from 1988-92, finished his career as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,383 career points. Williams averaged 20.2 points per game during his four-year career which is the second highest points per game total in the program’s history. He ranks fourth in school history with 308 career three-point field goals. He holds the program’s records for minutes played (3,960), double-figure scoring games (111) and 20-point scoring games (65). He also ranks in the program’s top ten in career assists (385) and steals (181).
“Henry Williams was one of the most talented athletes that ever played for the 49ers,” said Judy Rose, retiring Charlotte 49ers Director of Athletics. “Henry was a great basketball player but he was an even better person. He accomplished a great deal in his life but he was never boastful. He was a team player in all parts of his life. He loved the University, his teammates and his coaches. He is a legend whose memory will live on.”