Jason David Williams, who also goes by the name Jay Williams, it was a basketball player of America. His career commenced while he was studying in college, and he eventually grew to become a star player of the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Here is a quick summary of Jay Williams’ net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Jay Williams Early Life
Williams was born on the 10th September, in the late 1900s at Plainfield, New Jersey. He is the only child of David and Althea Williams. Williams completed his schooling at the town of Metuchen, from the St. Joseph’s High School and graduated in the year 1999. Though fond of basketball from his teens, Jay also showed interest in other games like chess, volleyball and soccer. He played for soccer and varsity volleyball in his freshman and senior years respectively.
Jay went for higher studies at the Duke University; he played basketball for the college team Blue Devils and launched his career as a ballplayer. He pursued a Sociology course and successfully graduated from college in 2002. In the same year, Jay joined the NBA, after being selected by the Chicago Bulls. However, in the very next year, he got waived after he was involved in a motorcycle accident.
Jay Williams Career, Awards and Achievements
This 6 foot 2 inches American player started his basketball career from his school years. In 1999, the year he graduated, he took part in the McDonald’s All American Game where he was greeted with success. Williams did not neglect his academics and maintained a 3.6 GPA along with his achievements in basketball, and he was given the Morgan Wootten Award for his consistency.
After the Houston Rockets selected the young Yao Ming, Williams was next in line to be picked. The Chicago Bulls went for him in the second session of the 2002 draft. Williams played in the United States National Team at the 2002 FIBA National Championship. As a member of the Bulls’, he was the starter. However, his career reached a massive standstill after his motorcycle accident. He smashed a streetlight while he was riding his Yamaha R6 in northern Chicago. As Williams failed to have a helmet on him, he got massive injuries. Furthermore, he was not a licensed driver in Illinois. He disregarded the terms laid down by his contract with the Chicago Bulls as he was riding a bike. Consequently, he was waived by the Bulls.
During September 2006, Williams played temporarily for the New Jersey Nets under a contract that was non-guarantee based. However, he was let go after a month. William then chose to work as a college basketball analyst at ESPN.
Awards and Achievements
Williams received a number of awards and honours as the First Team All-State Player in New Jersey, Parade All-American, and others. While in college at the Duke University, he managed to maintain a double-score average, for which The Sporting News presented him with the ACC Rookie of the Year and the National Freshman of the Year.
Net Worth of Jay Williams
Jason Williams current net worth is about $5.5 million. He made most of his earnings through the matches that he played, and as a signed played in the NBA. After being released by the Chicago Bulls on grounds of carelessness and disregard for his contract, he was not eligible for any kind of payment by them. Nevertheless, the Bulls gave him $3 million as a waiver.
As an American basketball player, Jay Williams made a name from his school days itself. He was a popular basketball player throughout his college years, even before he was chosen at the NBA selections. Though a dedicated and determined player, a couple of rash decisions made Williams lose his strong footing.