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ESPN's Jay Williams drains half-court shot in a suit, knew it was in the whole way

February 10, 2018

It's been nearly 16 years since Jay Williams was terrorizing ACC teams with his seemingly limitless shooting range. But the ESPN analyst showed he's still got plenty of game on Saturday during the latest edition of College Gameday.

Williams and his crew were at John Paul Jones Arena ahead of the Virginia-Virginia Tech matchup when they were joined on court by a special guest, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long, who played his college ball at UVA. Williams, feeling pretty confident Long wouldn't make a half-court attempt, offered him $100,000 if he made the shot. He felt even more confident once the ball left his hands on his own attempt. Watch:

"That's good. Count it." Yep. Pretty impressive. In a suit no less. And from a few feet behind half court. It's also great to see a guy who played only one year in the NBA because of a motorcycle accident in 2003 is doing well enough to just toss $100K around.

Incredibly, Williams wasn't the only person to drill one from deep. Moments later, UVA freshman Angus Binnie made one of his own to win $18,000 from State Farm:

Good for him. And good for Jay that he didn't offer that $100K to Angus.