Jay Williams visited the Hickey Freeman showroom last week for a special tailored experience. Our president Mike Cohen and head designer John Morales presented the history of the brand and walked him through our collection.
We measured Mr. Williams and tailored custom suits for him, as well as choosing shirts, ties, cuff links and pocket squares to complete the look.
Jay Williams, now a sportscaster on ESPN, was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the second overall pick in the 2002 NBC Draft, after Yao Ming was selected by the Houston Rockets.
A young basketball prodigy, Mr. Williams was one of the few freshmen in college history to average double figures in scoring. He was named ACC Rookie of the Year and National Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News, averaging 14.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds per contest. He was also a first team Freshman All-American by Basketball Times.
Unfortunately, Mr. Williams’s basketball career was cut short due to a motorcycle accident after only one season with the Bulls. On the bright side, he now has the chance to wear some dapper threads to his on-air gig. He looks awesome in our suits and we can’t wait to watch what he wears throughout March Madness!