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by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Mo Williams (right) casts a jump shot for the Trail Blazers in their victory at home over Indiana.Dec. 19, 1982

Mo Williams

(age 31)

The Trail Blazers' veteran backcourt player was born on this day in Jackson, Miss.

Williams, a 6-1, 185-pound combo guard, attended the University of Alabama and was the 47th overall pick (18th in the second round) of the 2003 NBA draft, by the Utah Jazz.

He played for Utah, Milwaukee, Cleveland and the Los Angeles Clippers before joining Portland this season.