Importance of education
Less than a mile away from Barclays Center, nestled in the shadow of the Brooklyn Nets’ home, is Dean Street Park, one of the famed basketball courts of New York City’s five boroughs and home to many Division I talents, including Texas Tech senior guard Jamal Williams, Jr.
“That’s really where I came up and developed my basketball game,” Williams said. “Me and different players that also went D-I played there. It gave me a lot of opportunities. It got me to go to juco and then from juco it got me to come to Texas Tech.”