Jason Williams

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Jason Williams

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5/5/1986, Wilmington, North Carolina

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Jason Williams is a dancer who appeared on season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance.

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    • Jason: Sure, we wanted to make it to the (NCAA) tournament. But this is a chance to go out and have another game. As a senior, you want that opportunity. We just want to make the most of it and play as many more games as we can.

    • Jason: He is going to stop the first ones. We've got to get those second chances and get bodies in front of him. I think when we do that it sort of gets goaltenders off their game.

    • Jason: We've got to come out and play hard and get wins where we can.

    • Jason: They came out, and they played strong. They got the puck behind us, and they skated well. We sort of sat back and waited to see what they were going to do, instead of going ahead with our game and trying to let them adjust to us instead of us adjusting to them.

    • Jason: It's usually hard to get a ticket, and there's a great atmosphere around the rink. It's fun for both the fans and the players. With Sergei coming back, it'll just add to the night.

    • Jason: It always kind of starts bothering me around the middle of the third quarter.

    • Jason: I just tried to have a couple moves in mind and try to go in and make him move first.

    • Jason: I'm a 100 percent behind his decision; I take responsibility for that. My main focus is that (Jackson) gets over this.

    • Jason: I don't care what he said, if a judge thinks you are guilty, he will find you guilty.

    • Jason: I don't really care about my offensive night, ... We just need to get some wins.

    • Jason: I don't know if I'm 100 percent comfortable yet playing with these guys, ... But each game, I just try to get better.

    • Jason: Things are working out for me right now, but I know there is a lot more for me to learn.

    • Jason: It all happened too fast, ... I don't believe she saw the plane hit the pole.

    • Jason: There's really so much debris out there, you really can't tell what it is.

    • Jason: That might be a strong factor.

    • Jason: He (the pilot) may have been a bit disoriented due to the conditions of the weather.

    • Jason: A break here or there, we had our chances to score. Those breaks were going in for us the last few games. We can learn from this and move on.

    • Jason: I wanted to come in and do what Stan wants me to do and what my teammates ask me to do.

    • Jason: He had the injury and I think he was hesitant to do what he did before. It was kind of tough.

    • Jason: I figured it wouldn't be long before he'd be an NHL coach.

    • Jason: He's a very intense guy, ... But he's very professional, too. You know where you stand with him. He likes to be prepared. If you're not prepared, he'll blame himself. And he prides himself on his team doing the little things and having that strong work ethic.

    • Jason: It started when I first picked up the ball because I was so much smaller than everyone I couldn't shoot; everyone would block my shot, ... I had to pass if I wanted to get on the court.

    • Jason: I'm not even thinking about suing anybody right now. That's the last thing on my mind.

    • Jason: It was an hour-long standoff.

    • Jason: Right now, it is hard to tell what they're going to call. From night to night, it's pretty different.

    • Jason: This has been the worst time in my life, ... This whole process has been unreal.

    • Jason: After watching (Ross) last year and seeing all the great things he did, it was in the back of my mind, 'I can either be as good as him, or try to be better than him.'

    • Jason: After watching (Ross) last year and seeing all the great things he did, it was in the back of my mind, 'I can either be as good as him, or try to be better than him.'

    • Jason: Priest, he's a hard runner who never gives up.

    • Jason: My influences are Priest Holmes and Walter Payton.

    • Jason: After last year, I told myself I was going to get stronger, and I wasn't going to go down on the first hit.

    • Jason: Mike has placed a lot of confidence in me. It's basically in my hands what I want to do with it.

    • Jason: I got into a role of being their first-line guy, on the power play, penalty kill, so I think it really prepared me for coming into this year, knowing that my role might be a little different. I think it's going to help me a lot.

    • Jason: I know I'm going to get a good opportunity to get some minutes, get some playing time, so I just want to do what I can to get as much ice time as I can. I don't think it's going to be any easier or anything like that. I know if I don't do my job, I know someone else will be in my spot to do that. I don't want to give that up.

    • Jason: I've seen him play like this all the time. This is what we all knew he could do. It's really no surprise to any of us. It's good to see him go out and dominate pretty much and have fun out there and be a leader.

    • Jason: I know they have a great secondary player. He's a pretty good player. He can play Division I anywhere.

    • Jason: He sort of put the responsibility on myself to come into camp and earn a spot, and that's what I'm looking forward to doing.

    • Jason: It was good to go over there rather than sit around and not do anything for a whole year. I'm at the stage of my career where I can't sit out a year and not do anything. Going over there and playing, and getting to play in all situations, it was a good choice and hopefully it'll help me this year.

    • Jason: I got back to playing on the power play, and playing on the penalty kill, playing on the first line, and things like that will help me.

    • Jason: I have to come in and earn a spot; nothing will be handed to me, ... Hopefully everything I did over the summer will help me this coming season.

    • Jason: I'm going to do my best and let the chips fall, ... I can only control what I can do on the ice.

    • Jason: I'm going to approach it as I did every other year.

    • Jason: We knew that we were supposed to beat these two teams. It's like the flip side now (against Georgia Tech). We'll probably be the underdog, heavily. We're going to play them just the way we played Buffalo and Liberty.

    • Jason: It's going to come down to their word against mine. People take what cops say as gospel, but cops are human too.

    • Jason: I've been praying it won't go to trial. But sometimes reality sets in, and I realize that a dismissal is probably not going to happen.

    • Jason: State regulations require archeology involvement when digging in sensitive areas, but Gene's contribution goes above and beyond. He's taken such a personal interest in the history here and brought it to the attention of the Historical Society and the city.

    • Jason: As it stands, I have fired four rounds, killed four squirrels and been visited by four police officers. The first time, they SWAT-deployed. This is silly.

    • Jason: It just made me feel so good, knowing that these guys down here wanted me to come here and Shaq wanted me to play with him.

    • Jason: Any player would want to play with a center of his caliber. Until you really play with one, I don't know what it's like. I can only imagine -- and my imagination is amazing.

    • Jason: I'm not letting him write anything. I didn't do anything. I just took his pen.

    • Jason: Everybody says that it takes a loss to lose and I think it did take a loss for us to lose in a sense. But overall, when we win games here at Duke, and we don't play well, we might as well have lost the game.

    • Jason: It seems like now we're giving them both things. In our league I don't think you can take away everything. You got to give up something, so we just got to take away whatever's working for them that evening.

    • Jason: On the replay you can clearly see it went in through the side, but that doesn't make it any easier to get your head back to the game after you think you've got it won.

    • Jason: There are things that he consistently talks about, and it just doesn't change. It gets into your head so that when you're out there you don't have to think. You can almost hear him in the back of your head, like 'get to the middle, drive to the net,' so it's not like you have to think about what to do - you're doing it.

    • Jason: They sagged off me a little in the first half, so I had to shoot. I never thought I was a good shooter, so I'd probably do the same thing if I were them. But I was just trying to hit my shots when they doubled Shaq.

    • Jason: I never thought of myself as a good shooter. I would do the same.

    • Jason: I have to be ready to take them (jumpers) when I'm open and when those guys double Shaq, he kicks it out and I take the shot.

    • Jason: They never give up. That's what makes them good.

    • Jason: Playing with Stevie, he might not be able to do as much as he could back in the day when he could skate a lot better, but there's a reason he's one of the greatest. He's so smart and he makes those right plays and it makes it easy for a guy like me to play with him.

    • Jason: They clog up the neutral zone really well. We have to find ways to get through there.

    • Jason: We've played well on the road all year. We've been playing really well on the road all year. I don't think we're going to panic.

    • Jason: I was trying to protect the puck and he stole it off me. I have to be stronger there, I have to make a play, that turnover cost us a goal.

    • Jason: Once I'm out there it's fine.

    • Jason: Every day it seems like it's changing. Everybody seems to be checking the standings a little closer. The next day, we're playing a totally different team. But it's a race and we want to make sure that we're taking care of business on our side.

    • Jason: Scoring is up around the NHL, so I'm not going to think too much about it. But it's obviously it's a milestone I was hoping to reach.

    • Jason: UAB came out pressing us, and we spent a lot of time in practice on our press breaker. The first time we took care of the basketball. That's what we have to do this time.

    • Jason: Of course we want to win the tournament. We've got two bad losses and no key wins. If we beat UAB again, get to the finals and lose ... maybe ... hopefully, they will consider us over them. It's in our hands.

    • Jason: We know this will be a tough game. They are talented and they really get out and pressure the ball. And they beat us last time. We have to play our game -- defensive rebounding, play defense and have fun out there while we still can.

    • Jason: If I can make him do what I want him to do, then I know where to put it. I find that you have to give some kind of fake to make him move.

    • Jason: He puts the puck into areas where he knows guys are going to fish at it, and then when they go to fish at it, he brings it around and sneaks by guys. He uses his body well to protect the puck and then he rolls off of guys very well, makes tight turns, and takes it to the net. That creates a lot of room for other guys on his line, because if you beat a guy towards the net, sometimes another guy is going to challenge, and once that guy challenges, something else opens up.

    • Jason: I'm happy with the point, but you'd still like to get two whenever you can. We had some chances late in the third period and again in the overtime. It was a tight-checking game with a playoff atmosphere. A game like this is good for us to get ready for the playoffs.

    • Jason: If you can get into a team's head that they can't beat us and are going to have to play their best hockey to even be close, that's going to pay dividends in a playoff series.

    • Jason: It seems every game we're playing against teams battling for that last playoff spot and those are good games for us to get ready for playoff hockey. We want to get it into their heads that they're not going to beat us in the playoffs.

    • Jason: I think that the opportunity to be a kid another year and not have to not worry about the responsibilities of paying bills, and worry about getting an agent and worry about getting an accountant was important.

    • Jason: We play fair and we play hard. If we win the game we win, if we lose the game, we lose.

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