TJ Ford was a two time state champion in high school, a college All American, won the prestigious Naismith College Player of the Year and John Wooden awards, and was named Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, ESPN.com and CBSSportsLine.

He was a top 10 pick in the 2003 NBA draft.

To honor Ford, his #11 jersey was retired by The University of Texas, making him the fourth athlete in any sport (and the first basketball player) to have such an honor.

He was inducted into the University of Texas Men’s Athletics Hall of Honor on November 1, 2013.

A natural-born leader, TJ is now turning his attention to re-thinking youth basketball.