NBRPA MEMBER JAY WILLIAMS NAMED TO DUKE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME

June 4, 2013

NBRPA Member and two-time National College Player of the Year Jay Williams will be inducted into the Duke University Athletics Hall of Fame on October 11.

Williams spent three years at Duke, where he helped the Blue Devils compile a 95-13 overall record and also claim the 2001 NCAA National Championship.  In 2000, Williams was named the ACC Freshman of the Year and was also named ACC Tournament MVP.  In 2001, as a sophomore, Williams was named the National Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  The following season, Williams won the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award as the nation's top player and was also named first-team All-ACC for the second year in a row.

Williams is tied for eighth overall in scoring at Duke, with 2,079 points in his career for an average of 19.3 points per game.  In the 2002 NBA Draft, Williams was taken second overall by the Chicago Bulls, but only spent one season in the NBA after a motorcycle accident cut his playing career short.

Williams and the six other inductees will be honored at Cameron Indoor Stadium on October 11, and the following day will be honored at halftime during Duke's football game against Navy.  Currently there are 124 members in the Hall of Fame which dates back to 1975.