Former NBA player and current ESPN college basketball analyst, Jay Williams excelled at basketball from an early age, resulting in earning a scholarship to Duke University. Jay graduated from Duke with a degree in Sociology in only three years, the first student-athlete at the school to accomplish such a feat.
Jay was named ACC Rookie of the Year, National Freshman of the Year, and National Player of the Year his sophomore and junior seasons. Having led Duke to the NCAA National Championship in 2000-2001, Duke retired his jersey in 2002. That year, he was selected 2nd overall by the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Draft and played for the U.S. National Team.
Jay’s career took an unexpected turn the night of June 19, 2003, when his motorcycle crashed into a streetlight, ending his athletic career. With the love and support his family and friends bestowed upon him, Jay parlayed his knowledge of the game into a position as a sports analyst with CBS College Sports Network, and was soon recruited by ESPN, where he has become one of the network’s leading sports analysts.