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Chaz Williams plays for past, future

UMass guard honors dad's memory while playing to provide for his own daughter

Originally Published: December 18, 2013
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

AMHERST, Mass. -- He is trapped in a trance. A grown man, reluctantly 9 years old again.

Damn that day.

Massachusetts star Chaz Williams stares at a wall while the images of a father taken too soon roll in the theater of his mind. On this breezy Friday afternoon, he is surrounded by photos of Julius Erving and other UMass greats in the team's film room at the Mullins Center.

The star point guard for an undefeated and nationally ranked UMass squad nibbles on a peanut butter ...

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