Los Angeles Clippers guard and Jackson, Miss., native Mo Williams will speak to Jackson State University students at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, in the College of Business lecture room, located on the university’s main campus. The
event is part of the Department of Entrepreneurship’s First Tuesday Lecture Series, a monthly program that brings local and national business people and entrepreneurs to JSU to speak to students.
“Some of our past speakers have been Con Maloney of Cowboy Maloney, Ben Allen of Downtown Jackson Partners and Judge Robert Gibbs,” said Mary White, chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Professional Development. “Mo Williams is part of the entrepreneurship community, and he has a brother (Montrell Williams) who will be graduating from our department in May 2011.”
The 2010-2011 NBA season was Williams’ ninth in the league. After a successful high school career at Murrah High School in Jackson, Williams attended college at the University of Alabama where he led his team as a freshman to a 27-8 record and a share of the 2002 Southeastern Conference regular season championship. After two seasons at Alabama, Williams entered the 2003 NBA Draft and was selected in the second round by the Utah Jazz. He has since played for three other teams: the Milwaukee Bucks, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Also, Williams founded the Mo Williams Foundation in the summer of 2005 to benefit underprivileged kids in the state of Mississippi and assist Hurricane Katrina victims
The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-979-2541.