Video: Jay Williams finishes coast-to-coast attack with sick layup at NBA Celebrity Game
Ex-NBA player Jay Williams showed off his nasty handles en route to a coast-to-coast finish. From the looks of it, it seems like the 37-year-old can still ball. Do you think he can still ball in today’s NBA?
— 2019 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 16, 2019
Prior to a motorcycle accident which cut his NBA career short, Williams was one of the most promising prospects from college. He spent three years at Duke. After one of the best rookie campaigns in college basketball history, the 6-foot-2 Williams led Duke to the NCAA championship in his sophomore year.
Along the way, he earned NABC Player of the Year honors, led the league in scoring with 21.6 points per game, was second in assists (6.1 assists per game), second in three-point field goal percentage (.427) and first in three-pointers made (3.4) per game.
After his performance, he was tagged by scouts as the best college player in America. He was subsequently awarded the Naismith Award and Wooden Award as College Basketball’s Player of the Year in 2002.
Williams’ handles and great finish are certainly no fluke. The guy can definitely ball like the rest of them. In his heydey, he was really one of the best out there. Who knows what would’ve happened if he had been healthy.