Fly hasn't forgotten playing against the best hoop stars during the 1971-72 prep season when he played for Glen Springs Academy (Watkins Glen, N.Y.) and was selected to the NYSSWA all-state team first team.
Fly was listed as Jimmy "Fly" Williams on the all-state team.
Here's Fly's take on the other four first-team players:
On Frank Alagia, sr., Rockville Centre St. Agnes: "He was a big guy. He was tough."
On Luther "Ticky" Burden, sr., Albany Schuyler: "He was pretty good. I think he played with the Knickerbockers. He went to jail."
On Terry Chili, sr. Jamestown. "He played the three."
On Earl "Bill" Tatum, sr., Mt. Vernon: "Bill Tatum was a big guy. He was about 6-8, 235-240 pounds. He was a monster. He could score and rebound. He was a beast."
On Jimmy "Fly" Williams, sr., Glen Springs Academy: "I used to kill 'em all."
Freddie Lee was on the NYSSWA all-state team in 1972-73 while playing for Glen Springs after Fly had left for Austin Peay. Lee joined Fly at Austin Peay the next year.