Jayson Williams is another recognized basketball personality from the United States of America. He played for the New Jersey Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers, and he spent more than two years in prison. You may explore in details below the life, career, awards and net worth of Jayson Williams in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Jayson Williams was born on February 22, 1968, in South Carolina, United States. His father’s name is Elijah Joshua Williams, and he passed away in 2009, and his mother Barbara Williams worked in Manhattan at Gouverneur skilled nursing facility most of her career days. His family has origins from Poland, Africa-America and Italy.
Jayson Williams was probably grown and raised in New York, but it’s not confirmed. He completed his education at the Christ the King Regional High School, and then he went to study at the St John’s University Queens Campus, but his major at the university is not publicly known. He has one brother and two sisters, Victor Williams, Linda Diaz and Laura Diaz.
Jayson Williams has been into marriages, divorces, relationships and he has children that we are aware of. His first marriage was to Kellie Batiste for less than a year in 1999. His second marriage was to Tanya Young which also didn’t last for more than a year ending with a divorce. Jayson Williams is the father of 1 son and one daughter, Ejay Williams and Monique Williams.
Furthermore, Jayson Williams had a relationship with the model and actress Cynthia Bailey, and they were going to get married before separating.
Another personal matter for Jayson Williams is that he has been accused many times and he spent 27 months at the prison.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Jayson Williams played basketball at all the schools he attended. Coming to his professional career, he was first picked by the Phoenix Suns and then he got traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for a first-choice in the next draft. He spent his time with the team as a bench player for a couple of seasons and then he got traded to the New Jersey Nets with whom he spent most of his career days.
Jayson Williams retired after playing nine seasons because of an injury that was tough.
Jayson Williams has worked on various books. The first one he authored is titled “Loose Balls: Easy Money, Hard Fouls, Cheap Laughs, and True Love in the NBA”. His 2019 book is titled “Crashing: A Memoir”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American former professional basketball player Jayson Williams has an estimated net worth of somewhere near $65 million. He made his wealth from playing professional basketball with teams for years. Jayson Williams salary and earnings from the New Jersey Nets reached over $10 million annually.
Jayson Williams is a popular basketball personality who played for nine seasons and who has served a prison sentence. He was first with the Philadelphia 76ers, and then he played for the New Jersey Nets with whom he spent most of his career days. Jayson Williams latest news is publishing a new book.