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Media Advisory

Date: August 8, 2005
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970; Renate Laine, 301-251-7237

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NBA Star Jerome Williams to Visit Montgomery College Aug. 9
New York Knicks Forward to Hold Q-and-A Session with Local Basketball Players

WHO:  New York Knicks power forward Jerome Williams, Montgomery College class of 1994, is a nine-year veteran of the NBA. Drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the 26th overall pick in the first round in 1996, Williams also played for the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls. While at Montgomery College, he averaged 23 points and 17 rebounds per game, and he took statewide MVP honors in his sophomore year, before transferring to Georgetown, where he played with Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Allen Iverson. In both seasons at Georgetown, Williams earned Third Team All-Big East honors. Williams was inducted into the Montgomery College Athletic Hall of Fame this April.

WHAT:  Jerome Williams will hold a question-and-answer session with more than 100 aspiring NBA players.  Additionally, he’ll meet the players at a reception and sign autographs. 

WHEN:  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2005
2 P.M. – RECEPTION
2:30 P.M. – QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION 

WHERE:  MONTGOMERY COLLEGE-ROCKVILLE
Small Gymnasium
Physical Education Building
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. 

DRIVING ALERT:  Due to construction at the College's Mannakee Street entrance, reporters are encouraged to enter the College at North Campus Drive.  For directions to Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, go to: www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps

MEDIA:  This event is open to the media and Jerome Williams will be available for interviews. 

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md.  The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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