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Jay Williams

Former NBA Player; CEO of Rising Stars Youth Foundation; Co-Host of ESPN's "Keyshawn, Jay & Zubin"

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 Jay Williams Biography

Former standout point guard Jay Williams, roundly considered one of the most prolific college basketball players in history, became an ESPN full-time game and studio analyst in 2008, after working for the network as a commentator in 2003. Williams joined at the start of the 2014-15 season as an analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay – the popular Saturday morning and evening college basketball program that originates from the Saturday Primetime game-of-the-week telecasts. He is a co-host on "Keyshawn, Jay & Zubin."

Williams is a constant on ESPN and ESPN2’s weeknight studio coverage, calls select game throughout the year and had previously called the ESPNU ACC Sunday Night Basketball series.

Before joining ESPN, Williams was an analyst in 2007 for CBS College Sports Network, primarily working the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. He previously was a contributor to Fox Sports Radio 99.9 The Fan in North Carolina.

As a starter for three years at Duke, Williams won the Naismith College Player of the Year award, the John R. Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy.

Williams was drafted second by Chicago in the 2002 NBA Draft, just behind No. 1 pick Yao Ming, and started 54 of 75 games for the Bulls in the 2002-03 season. During his first season in the NBA, his most memorable performance was a game against his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, during which Williams scored a triple-double. He also played for the U.S. National team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

An accomplished entrepreneur and spokesperson, Williams is the CEO and National Director of Special Events for Rising Stars Youth Foundation based in Long Island, N.J., using basketball as the vehicle to promote education and provide academic and financial assistance to students within the program. He is also the President and Chairman of his own company, Jay LLC.

He is a member of the NBA Retired Players Association, a voting member of the John Wooden Awards Committee and sits on the board of USA Basketball, and has been the spokesperson for Athletic Advantage, a sports physical therapy and performance development center in Durham, N.C.

In 2002, Williams was graduated from Duke with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and business, becoming the first athlete at the university to earn a degree in just three years.

In 2016, Williams memoir, "Life is Not an Accident," was published. This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness.

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Jay Williams

Former NBA Player; CEO of Rising Stars Youth Foundation; Co-Host of ESPN's "Keyshawn, Jay & Zubin"

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Jay Williams Biography

Former standout point guard Jay Williams, roundly considered one of the most prolific college basketball players in history, became an ESPN full-time game and studio analyst in 2008, after working for the network as a commentator in 2003. Williams joined at the start of the 2014-15 season as an analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay – the popular Saturday morning and evening college basketball program that originates from the Saturday Primetime game-of-the-week telecasts. He is a co-host on "Keyshawn, Jay & Zubin."

Williams is a constant on ESPN and ESPN2’s weeknight studio coverage, calls select game throughout the year and had previously called the ESPNU ACC Sunday Night Basketball series.

Before joining ESPN, Williams was an analyst in 2007 for CBS College Sports Network, primarily working the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. He previously was a contributor to Fox Sports Radio 99.9 The Fan in North Carolina.

As a starter for three years at Duke, Williams won the Naismith College Player of the Year award, the John R. Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy.

Williams was drafted second by Chicago in the 2002 NBA Draft, just behind No. 1 pick Yao Ming, and started 54 of 75 games for the Bulls in the 2002-03 season. During his first season in the NBA, his most memorable performance was a game against his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, during which Williams scored a triple-double. He also played for the U.S. National team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

An accomplished entrepreneur and spokesperson, Williams is the CEO and National Director of Special Events for Rising Stars Youth Foundation based in Long Island, N.J., using basketball as the vehicle to promote education and provide academic and financial assistance to students within the program. He is also the President and Chairman of his own company, Jay LLC.

He is a member of the NBA Retired Players Association, a voting member of the John Wooden Awards Committee and sits on the board of USA Basketball, and has been the spokesperson for Athletic Advantage, a sports physical therapy and performance development center in Durham, N.C.

In 2002, Williams was graduated from Duke with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and business, becoming the first athlete at the university to earn a degree in just three years.

In 2016, Williams memoir, "Life is Not an Accident," was published. This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness.

Jay Williams Videos

  • Jay Williams Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 (01/29/2016)
    Jay Williams discusses his new book "Life Is Not An Accident" in which he details his career ending injury, his depression, trying to kill himself...
  • Jay Williams' Injured Leg: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO Sports)
    Subscribe to HBO Sports: http://itsh.bo/10qIJDl Jay Williams gives Jon Frankel an up-close look at the leg he severely injured in a motorcycle...
  • Jay Williams Relives Duke's Miracle Minute
    It was 12 years ago this week, when the Duke Blue Devils came from 10 down to beat the Maryland Terrapins. This moment will be forever known as the...

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  • How to book Jay Williams?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jay Williams for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jay Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jay Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jay Williams?

    Booking fees for Jay Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jay Williams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jay Williams?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jay Williams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jay Williams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jay Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jay Williams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jay Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jay Williams for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Jay Williams generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Van Jones, Kenya Barris, Spike Lee, F. Gary Gray and Lee Daniels. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jay Williams for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jay Williams Speaker Videos

  • Jay Williams Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 (01/29/2016)
    Jay Williams discusses his new book "Life Is Not An Accident" in which he details his career ending injury, his depression, trying to kill himself twice and ultimately battling back. Click Here To...
    Jay Williams' Injured Leg: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO Sports)
    Subscribe to HBO Sports: http://itsh.bo/10qIJDl Jay Williams gives Jon Frankel an up-close look at the leg he severely injured in a motorcycle accident 10 years ago. Real Sports on...
  • Jay Williams Relives Duke's Miracle Minute
    It was 12 years ago this week, when the Duke Blue Devils came from 10 down to beat the Maryland Terrapins. This moment will be forever known as the Miracle Minute. We sit down with Jay Williams and...

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