Former Basketball Star Jay Williams Chases A New Dream
With the second overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls selected Jay Williams, the National Player of the Year from Duke. Williams was touted as the next Bulls superstar.
But two months after finishing his first season, Williams nearly died in a motorcycle crash.
It took Williams two years and over 10 surgeries to get back on the court. He ended up in the NBA D-League where he found a coach who believed in him.
Martin Kessler spoke with Williams about his unique path for NPR and WBUR’s Only A Game.