08-27-2011 02:21 PM

One decade ago, Renard Williams returned to his Port Orchard home a shattered man.

A shattered boy, anyway. Williams, you see, had been cut by the eighth-grade basketball team at Marcus Whitman Junior High School. That’s not easy on one’s ego when you’ve been dreaming of playing in the NBA.

“I quickly found out that I needed to take another route,” Williams says now.

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