Henry Williams, Charlotte 49ers basketball great, dies


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Henry Williams, the Charlotte 49ers’ all-time leading scorer died Tuesday. He was 47.

Williams, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney disease, played for the 49ers from 1989-92. He averaged 20.2 points for the 49ers, setting a career scoring mark of 2,383, including 308 3-pointers. As a senior, he led the 49ers to the Metro Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Charlotte 49ers Athletics tweeted out news of his passing along with a tribute video.

“A sad day for #NinerNation with the passing of @49ersbasketball legend and all-time leading scorer #34 Henry Williams. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Williams family,” the tweet read. 

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