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CANCELED: Former NBA Star-Turned-ESPN Analyst Jay Williams to Speak at MCC’s MLK Day Celebration (01/22/2019)

Headshot of Jay Williams, former NBA star-turned-ESPN analystTo ticket-holders: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event has been canceled. If you ordered tickets online, your refund will be processed automatically and will appear on your credit card statement. Depending on your closing date. it may take one full statement to show up. If you purchased a ticket in person, please return it to the Campus Center Service Desk (Brighton Campus) or the MCC Bookstore (Downtown Campus) for a refund. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have questions, please call (585) 292-2534.

(Because Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls before the start of the spring semester, MCC has planned this event at a time when school is in session.)

Jay Williams, a former professional basketball star-turned-ESPN analyst, will serve as the keynote speaker for Monroe Community College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the MCC Theatre, Robin and Tim Wentworth Arts Building on MCC’s Brighton Campus, 1000 E. Henrietta Road.

Through his message based on the event’s theme “Bend but don’t break,” Williams seeks to empower and inspire students and others to never give up on their dreams.

Tickets to the event are $10 for the general public and $5 for students and employees with an MCC ID. Tickets are available at, MCC’s R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center Service Desk on the Brighton Campus and the Bookstore at the Downtown Campus, and at the door.

After graduating from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and business in 2002, Williams was drafted by the NBA’s Chicago Bulls. He played for only one season when his career was cut short by a motorcycle crash in 2003.

Williams now works as a college basketball analyst for ESPN and is author of “Life Is Not An Accident,” which landed on The New York Times Best Sellers list in 2016. He is also an executive producer for The Players’ Tribune, a new media company that provides athletes with a platform to connect directly with their fans, in their own words, through articles, videos and podcasts. His latest work includes collaborating with NBA player LeBron James and business mogul Maverick Carter on the basketball-themed documentary series “Best Shot.”

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