Jay Williams Wiki, Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Gay, ESPN, Salary, Net Worth

Published On: 17 Jul, 2017

Jay Williams Wiki, Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Gay, ESPN, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth September 10, 1981
Age 36 Years 10 Month(s)
Citizenship American
Profession Basketball Player
Marital Status Engaged
Wife/Spouse Nikki Bonacorsi (e. 2018)
Divorced Not Yet
Girlfriend/Dating Nikki Bonacorsi (Fiancee)
Gay/Lesbain No
Net Worth $4 Million Dollars
Ethnicity African-American
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Children/Kids Expecting
Height 6 Feet 3 Inches (191 cm)
Education Duke University
Parents David Williams (Father), Althea Williams (Mother)
Siblings No

He is the man of multiple talents who grew up with active participation in indoor as well as outdoor games. Jay Williams is an American basketball player who is currently working as a college basketball analyst. Williams is one of the few men to follow his childhood interest into adulthood and hence lead to a successful career. He enjoyed a productive stint in the college basketball winning several awards and honors and was part of US National Team in FIFA World Championship.

A Short-Lived Professional Career:                                                                                                         

Beginning at an early, he came to prominence after playing basketball in high school. He had excellent performance as a player and made some remarkable achievements too.

In college, he was named ACC Rookie of the Year and National Freshman of the Year by the Sporting News. In 2001, he led the team to NCAA National Championship and earned NABC Player of the Year honors.

Williams was considered the best player while in college, winning both Naismith Award and Wooden Award in 2002 as College Basketball’s Player of the year. In 2002, Williams was selected by the Chicago Bulls but could only spend a year there.

An Accident That Cost His career:

In 2003, his life took a different turn. He met an accident that changed his life forever. His injuries included dislocation of the ligament in his knee, fractured pelvis and severed main nerve in his leg.

Following the accident, he did some work for ESPN in 2003 but didn’t join full time until 2008. He tried to resume his basketball career, but it wasn't that easy after the injury.

His career couldn’t make a comeback after it. The stats that he recorded during college career became distant, and he chose to become the motivational speaker, analyst, and recruiter for sports. He also released his autobiography.

And now, he is the spokesperson of Vision Federal Credit Union. He receives a remarkable salary from several jobs and has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Personal Life and Relationship!!

THe former basketball player was dating the television host and sportscaster of Fox Sports 1 and NBC, Charissa Thompson. He appeared in different events with his girlfriend. They first got together when employed by the World Wide Leader in 2011. They also co-hosted ‘Numbers Never Lie’ and ‘ESPN First Take.’

The couple, however, ended their relationship 2014 without revealing the reason for their split.

As it appears, Jay Williams is apparently single at the moment. Unlike many other players, he hasn't surrounded rumors of being gay for not getting married yet.

His accident didn’t only impact on his career but also a mental health causing him to be estranged from family.

However, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, he said that he would like to get married soon. He also confessed that he couldn’t wait to be a loyal husband and lead a happy life. He also couldn’t wait to become a dad. It is evident that he will be a loving father to his son and a very loving husband to his wife.

Short Bio:

Jay Williams currently aged 35 was born on 10th September 1981 in Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S. According to the wiki, his mother and father are David Williams and Althea Williams respectively. He is an American national and belongs to African-American ethnicity.

The famous player stands tall at the height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 88 kg. Despite the big difficulties, he has kept his spirit high and leads a happy life.