Why did Terrence Williams choose #8 for his uniform number? He's said because #1 wasn't available and 8 is the sum of 2-0-6, the area code for Seattle, his hometown. But there's another reason: it reminds him of how far he's come from public--section 8--housing. "To go from that to being in the NBA is an amazing feeling," he writes in his blog. He also thinks this year's draft is a "great draft". Of course, he does.
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