Jay Williams Biography
Jay Williams is a former American basketball player. And he is the current basketball analyst for college basketball. During his college days, he played basketball for the college team. However, he played professionally for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. Later he played for Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. But due to the lingering physical effects from a 2003 motorcycle accident, Toros waived him on December 30, 2016.
Jay Williams Early life and Education
Jay Williams was born on September 10, 1981, in New Jersey, United States. He was born to David Williams and Althea Williams. He grew up along with his nine sibling brothers and sisters.
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Williams attended St. Joseph High School for his early education and graduated in 1999. However, he completed his graduation from Duke University.
Jay Williams Professional career
Since his childhood, Williams developed his interest towards playing basketball. However, he started playing basketball during his school. Besides, he also played chess, scorer, and volleyball. Well, in his basketball career, he was named as the First Team All-State Player in New Jersey as well as New Jersey Player of the Year.
Moreover, he also earned other honors as a Parade All-American, a USA Today first team All-American. Furthermore, Williams also became the McDonald’s All-American.
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However, during Jay’s college days, he became the first fresh man to average double figures in scoring. Well, because of his excellent performance he was named ACC Rookie of the Year. Moreover, The Sporting News named him as the National Freshman of the Year.
In addition, Basketball Times also named him as first team Freshman All-American. In 2001, he participated in the 2001 NCAA National Championship and helped his team to win the championship. Well, he received NABC Player of the Year honors.
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Jay participated in many tournaments during his college days. In 2002 he won both Naismith Award and Wooden Award as College Basketball’s Player of the Year. After his graduation, Chicago Bulls picked him in the second round of the 2002 NBA draft.
As well as, he played for the US team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship. Furthermore, he also played as a starter in the 2002-2003 NFL draft for the Bulls.
In 2003 he faced a motorcycle accident so he wasn’t able to continue his career. However, he tried to continue his career but Bulls didn’t show any interest towards him. But on September 28, 2006, he played as a non-guaranteed player for New Jersey Nets.
Well, within a month Jersy released him from the club. However, he signed for Austin Toros but he wasn’t able to continue his games so he was released on December 30, 2006.
Jay Williams Personal life
Jay Williams is not married yet as well as he is single. However, he was in a relationship with journalist Charissa Thompson in past.
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They started dating each other in 2011. They used to work together in the ESPN. This couple often made their appearance in the public. They separated in 2014.
Besides this, there are no any records of his other relationships. Hope he soon finds his soulmate and gets married. Wiliams belongs to an American nationality and falls under black ethnic group.
Jay Williams Net worth
The current analyst of College Basketball, Jay Williams must have a good net worth. According to the recent data, his current net worth is $4 million. It is sure that his net worth will increase in upcoming days.