Basketball is religion in Kentucky, and on the hardwood, Georgetown resident Corey Williams was considered a god.
Then he fell from grace.
A marijuana addiction that began for Williams in high school escalated into a cocaine addiction, leading to a drug conviction and jail time in New Jersey.
His future as a professional basketball player with the Washington Bullets ended before he ever had a chance to take the floor.
“I have probably been in jail a total of 13 years,” Williams said. “I have been in off and on my whole life because of my addiction. I didn’t care.”
Williams, a graduate of Bourbon County High School where he was a standout basketball player, is now in the Our Brother’s Keeper Sober Living program in Georgetown where he is making tremendous progress, according to the program’s manager Robert Oldham. For the full story, check out Tuesday's News-Graphic or our e-Edition