Who is Jayson Williams and what is his net worth 2019? Jayson Williams is an American professional basketball player. He has played for the following teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets. Williams retired in June, 2000. He only played for the Idaho Stampede in the year 2005.
Jayson Williams, the former American basketball player was born in the area of Ritter in South Carolina. He was born to Elijah and Barbara Williams in February, 1968. Williams is of Polish and American-African descent. William finished his schooling and higher studies in the city of New York in Christ The King Regional High School and St. John’s University respectively. Jayson played basketball throughout his schooling and college.
As a child, Williams suffered the loss of his brother. He proposed during a game to Cynthia Bailey, a model. The couple broke up later. In December 1999, Jayson married Kellie Batiste but they too parted ways by filing for a divorce shortly after getting married. In the year 2000, the former basketball player married Tanya Young. The two are getting divorced as of now.
Jayson Williams was first drafted in 1990 for Phoenix Suns. His rights were later traded to the National Basketball Association team Philadelphia 76ers in 1993. Williams stayed with the 76ers for two seasons. He was on the bench for both the seasons. Later, Williams was traded to the Jersey Nets.
For the first three seasons he played for Nets, he only had twelve starts. But in the season 1996-1997 he earned the spot of a regular starter. Jayson won an “All-Star game selection” in this period. Williams’ career saw an awful abrupt end. After a brutal collision with a teammate during the game against Atlanta Hawks, Williams broke his right leg.
He went through surgery which inserted a metal plate and a about five screws. He retired after the surgery only to come out of retirement once for the Idaho Stampede in 2005.
Williams won his maiden ““All-Star game selection” when he was playing as a regular starter for the Jersey Nets. In the same year Williams had the best score for offensive rebounds and the best rebound percentage in the entire league.
Jayson Williams has three hundred and one blocks, three thousand five hundred and eighty four rebounds and three thousand four hundred and thirty two points to his name in his entire career as a professional basketball player.
Net Worth of Jayson Williams
Jayson Williams was first drafted by the Phoenix Suns who later traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers. He played two seasons for the team, but remained on the bench. Next he was traded to the Jersey Nets, where he the best time of his professional basketball career. But he retried due to terrible accident. His net worth stands at $65 million.
Jayson Williams is at present married to Tanya Young. Williams, the former NBA player, only came out of his retirement once to play for the Idaho Stampede in 2005.