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Jay Williams

ESPN host, author, and former NBA player

Jay Williams was born September 10th 1981 that grew up in New Jersey and is an American former basketball player. Jay had decorated collegiate career playing basketball for Duke University, which included an NCAA title, a national college player of the year award, and two consensus first team All-American selections. Jay then played professionally for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. Jay was selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft when he joined the Chicago Bulls. But in 2003, Jay ran his high-performance motorcycle head-on into a light pole, severely damaging himself and ending his basketball career. Not only did this accident lead Jay out of fame, fortune, etc., but also he entered a dark depression for a time that brought Jay a deeper wisdom on the purpose of life. Jay now works for ESPN as a college basketball analyst. He also has done motivational speaking and worked as an analyst on CBS College Sports Network during the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. But with Jay’s inspiring tale he has even bigger plans for the future. Jay now has his book set to be released in 2016 titled "Life is No Accident" (available on Amazon). In his intense, hard-hitting memoir, Jay talks about how his accident transformed him. He also shares behind-the-scenes details of life as an NBA player including the scandalous recruiting process, his decision to return to Duke, and corruption among coaches, administrators, players, and alumni. He also talks about the dark underworld of culture in the pros involving gambling, drugs, and sex. Jay is an extremely inspiring man with not only insight on sports but life. As Jay says of his accident, “...What was the worst decision I ever made has turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me.” Get ready to see a lot more of Jay Williams and order his book today!

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