Hornets F Williams returning to Tar Heel state

Hornets F Williams returning to Tar Heel state

Washington Wizards small forward Chris Singleton (31) watches as Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) goes for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Washington. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/ Evan Vucci

STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marvin Williams feels like he’s coming home.

Nine years after leading the North Carolina men’s basketball team to a national championship, Williams, who is originally from Bremerton, Washington, returns to the Tar Heel state as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

“North Carolina has always been like a second home to me,” Williams said Monday at an introductory news conference after signing a two-year, $14 million deal.

Coach Steve Clifford views the 6-foot-9 Williams as a combo forward, but says his stronger position is power forward. Williams has a good chance to win that starting spot in Charlotte.

The Hornets lost starter Josh McRoberts to Miami in free agency, leaving them with second-year player Cody Zeller and rookie Noah Vonleh, who Clifford said is still a couple of years away from being a contributor.
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