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Williams also never expected that his standout play at last month’s NBA Summer League would not parlay into a NBA contract. The former Phoenix North High star still is getting a lucrative deal but it will be in Qingdao, where he will play for the Double Star Eagles in a port city of 2.7 million people. “It gave me financial stability, which is something a lot of people don’t get in their first year,” Williams said. “It gives me an opportunity to go out there and develop my game more and play for a pretty good team. Culturally, I get to go to a whole different continent and see how they play.”
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“It (China) was never a big thought in my mind,” Williams said. “After I played well in Vegas, I thought I’d be in the NBA. “I guess I was kind of shocked. I was confused why I didn’t have some guaranteed offers. I know nothing is promised. I wasn’t upset. I just thought, ‘It’s part of the plan.’ The goal is to play basketball and at the end of the day, I get to get paid to do what I love to do and travel a bit. While I’m young, I can grow as a player and a man.”
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