From the Newark Star Ledger’s Joe Tyrell.

Former Nets star Jayson Williams has sold his sprawling Alexandria Township estate where he fatally shot a limousine driver three years ago for $8 million, a record for a single-family home in Hunterdon County.

John Lionetti of Colts Neck, owner of Lorca Petroleum Services in Elizabeth, obtained a $2 million mortgage last month from Williams and his wife, Tanya, to ease the purchase. Williams signed the paperwork on behalf of himself and his Wexford Properties on Oct. 13 in Beaufort County, S.C., where he and his wife own a home in Hilton Head.

Williams’ spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment on the sale of the 27,000-square-foot estate, which was built in 1997 for $3 million by Williams and his contractor father,

The basketball star christened the rolling 65-acre property “Who Knew?” a reference to his rise from humble roots in a biracial family in New York City.

I’ve had a little bit of experience in selling property, both in this country and in the UK, so I can pass along a little tip that our Century 21 agent shared with us ; hiring Dwayne Schintzius to dig up any dogs he’s buried on the property can add millions to a home’s value.