Lou Williams is an American professional basketball player born in Memphis, Tennessee on October 27, 1986. He is currently a shooting guard and point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He played basketball in high school at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Georgia. In 2005 he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round, 45th overall, in the 2005 NBA Draft. Williams played with the 76ers from 2005 to 2012. In 2012 he was signed with the Atlanta Hawks and played with the team for two seasons until he was traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2014. In 2015 he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. In 2015 he signed a three year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and played with the team until 2017 when he was traded to the Houston Rockets. That same year he was traded again to the Los Angeles Clippers where he is presently playing. In 2018 he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year for the second time.