Brian Williams, Orlando Magic first-round draft pick in 1991

With their first first-round selection in the 1991 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15008001" title="NBA" href="/topic/sports/basketball/nba-15008001.topic">NBA</a> draft -- the No. 10 pick -- the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000208" title="Orlando Magic" href="/topic/sports/basketball/orlando-magic-ORSPT000208.topic">Orlando Magic</a> chose Arizona center/power forward <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT007927" title="Brian Williams" href="/topic/sports/football/brian-williams-PESPT007927.topic">Brian Williams</a>. That began a two-season odyssey for Williams in Orlando, where he never really seemed to feel at home and battled depression. The Magic traded Williams to the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000098" title="Denver Nuggets" href="/topic/sports/basketball/denver-nuggets-ORSPT000098.topic">Denver Nuggets</a> on Aug. 19, 1993 in exchange for guard/forward Todd Lichti, forward Anthony Cook and a second-round pick. Williams also played for the Clippers, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000164" title="Chicago Bulls" href="/topic/sports/basketball/chicago-bulls-ORSPT000164.topic">Chicago Bulls</a> and the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000099" title="Detroit Pistons" href="/topic/sports/basketball/detroit-pistons-ORSPT000099.topic">Detroit Pistons</a> during his NBA career. Williams changed his name to Bison Dele in 1998, and he disappeared mysteriously in 2002 while on a boat trip with his girlfriend and his brother.
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( SENTINEL FILE / September 21, 2002 )

With their first first-round selection in the 1991 NBA draft -- the No. 10 pick -- the Orlando Magic chose Arizona center/power forward Brian Williams. That began a two-season odyssey for Williams in Orlando, where he never really seemed to feel at home and battled depression. The Magic traded Williams to the Denver Nuggets on Aug. 19, 1993 in exchange for guard/forward Todd Lichti, forward Anthony Cook and a second-round pick. Williams also played for the Clippers, the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons during his NBA career. Williams changed his name to Bison Dele in 1998, and he disappeared mysteriously in 2002 while on a boat trip with his girlfriend and his brother.

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