Shelden Williams has signed a free agent deal with Elan Chalon.

"The signing of Shelden Williams proves that Elan Chalon has reached a level of prestige thanks to our results last year, " head coach Gregor Beugnot said. "Signing a player of the caliber of Shelden is a plus for the league and the Euroleague. We are pleased to be able to sign a player of his international repute, and we are confident that the French public will appreciate his qualities."

William, a six year NBA veteran, spent last season with the Nets.

Williams was the fifth overall pick of the 2006 NBA draft.