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Williams, Jay, 1981-; Basketball; Academic achievement; College athletes; National Basketball Association
About two weeks ago The Orlando Sentinel ran an interesting story about a young man named Jason Williams who, according to all reports, could become the best point guard in the history of the basketball program at the University of Florida. There is only one small problem: "I hate school. I hate it so much I can't stand it," says Williams. Certainly this is a view that is shared by many young men and women, some of whom for a multitude of reasons end up in classrooms at universities around the country.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Jason Williams and Academics" (1997). On Sport and Society. 507.