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Former NBA Star Visits Binghamton Boys and Girls Club

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Some area young people at the Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton were in for a real treat today.

Former NBA star and ESPN personality Jay Williams stopped by to talk to young people about doing well in school and thinking smart about money now.

Williams was drafted to the NBA in 2002 after playing for Duke for 3 years.

He played for the Chicago Bulls for just one year before he suffered major leg and pelvis injuries in a motorcycle accident.

He would never play professional basketball again.

His message was to invest in education.

"You know my education was never something that I fell back on," said Williams. "Basketball was something I fell back on. My education was the priority and me trying to explain to these kids about the same, about about my story. Hopefully it can influence them to make better decisions in their life and actually to take school seriously."

Williams was invited to speak about financial literacy as part of a
partnership with Visions Federal Credit Union.