Unless you’re interested in getting into a physical altercation with fans or alumni of the University of Maryland, don’t bring up the name “Jay Williams” around them. The two-time first-team All-American and two-time college basketball player of the year led the infamous “Miracle Minute” comeback against the Terrapins, in which his Blue Devils erased a 10-point deficit in the last minute of the game. Williams ended up being the #2 pick of the 2002 NBA Draft, taken by the Chicago Bulls.
After an up-and-down rookie season, Williams suffered a series of catastrophic injuries while riding his Yamaha R6 motorcycle, and not wearing a helmet while doing so. Riding said motorcycle was a violation of Williams’ contract with the Bulls, and Williams’ injuries led him to never being the same player ever again.