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Deron Williams biography

Date of birth : 1984-06-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Parkersburg, West Virginia, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-08-06
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, point guard for the New Jersey Nets, NBA Draft

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Deron Williams , nicknamed D-Will, is an American basketball player currently with the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Prior to playing in the NBA, Williams played for the University of Illinois men's basketball team.

Career history

Utah Jazz (2005–2011)
New Jersey Nets (2011–present)

Career highlights and awards

2× NBA All-Star (2010, 2011)
2× All-NBA Second Team (2008, 2010)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006)
Skills Challenge Champion (2008)

CAREER:

2009-10
Appeared in 76 games (all starts) averaging 18.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 10.5 assists ... Named to the All-NBA Second Team ... Also selected as 2010 NBA All-Star, totaling 14 points and six assists in 28 minutes in Dallas ... Also competed in 2010 Skills Challenge during All-Star Weekend, finishing second to Steve Nash ... Recorded 48 games of 10+ assists ... Ranked second in league with 798 total assists and third in NBA with 10.5 per game ... Had 46 double-doubles ... Had 34 games of 20+ points ... Missed three games due to injury: two for a sprained/bruised right wrist (1/6-1/8) and one for right quadriceps contusion (2/22) ... Also missed three games for personal reasons (11/13/-11/14, 1/29) ... Had career-high 42 points with 10 assists (Arenas, Bryant, James once each), just fourth Jazz player to ever accomplish the feat (Maravich, Dantley, Green) ... Seventh occurrence by a Jazzman overall and first since Rickey Green vs. Denver (4/10/84) ... Had a season-high 19 assists vs. Golden State (3/31) ... Scored 35 points with 13 assists and seven rebounds vs. Houston (2/27) ... Narrowly missed first career triple-double, scoring 11 points with 13 assists and nine rebounds vs. L.A. Lakers (2/10) ... Recorded 3,000 career assist vs. New Orleans (1/4) becoming the fourth player in franchise history and the ninth fastest (342 games) in NBA history to reach the mark ... Posted 38 points and 13 assists vs. Minnesota (12/14) ... Had 32 points, 15 assists and eight boards vs. Oklahoma City (12/10).

COLLEGE:
Was an early entry candidate to the NBA after playing three seasons at Illinois (2002-05) … Averaged 11.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 101 career games for the Illini, leaving as the second all-time leaders in assists in school history with 594 … Also ranked 35th all-time in scoring with 1,111 career points … Named First Team All-Big Ten as both sophomore and junior … Only missed three games in entire career (2003-04, double jaw fracture) …As a junior, led the Illini to a 37-2 record, a Big Ten title, and the 2005 National Championship Game … Named to NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team and was named Most Outstanding Player for the Chicago Regional … Earned consensus Second Team All-American honors and was a Wooden Award finalist … Averaged 12.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists as junior, leading the Big Ten and ranking 11th in the nation in assists per game … Became the first player in Big Ten history to lead the conference in assists in each of his first three seasons (conference games only) … His 264 assists set a single-season school record … Tallied 17 points and seven assists in the championship game loss to North Carolina … Registered a 22-point, 10-rebound performance in a Elite Eight comeback win over Arizona … Scored 15 points and dished 10 assists in second round win vs. Nevada … Averaged career-high 14.0 points along with 3.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists as sophomore in 2003-04 … That season, broke a school NCAA Tournament record with 31 points in second round win over Cincinnati, including six three-pointers … Played in 32 games as freshman, scoring 6.3 points, grabbing 3.0 rebounds and dishing 6.2 assists.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Deron Michael Williams
Born in Parkersburg, W. Va.
Majored in sport management
Favorite athletes are current NBA players Jason Kidd and Frank Williams
Favorite movie is "Gladiator"
Favorite food is steak
Life motto is “Anything that doesn’t kill me makes me stronger”
Collegiate teammate of ex-Jazzman Dee Brown and Roger Powell Jr, as well as Luther Head of the Houston Rockets
Participates in the Jazz’s “Read to Achieve” program
Works with kids, teaching them basketball skills at Jr. Jazz clinics during the season
Started his own charity, Point of Hope Foundation, that provide support and hope to those who have cancer and to people in need
Hosted inaugural Deron Williams Celebrity Golf Classic in September 2007, raising $40,000 for Huntsman Cancer Institute and Point of Hope Foundation
Purchased tickets for “Deron’s Double-Team” section at Jazz home games, providing tickets to Special Olympics Utah
Married childhood sweetheart Amy Young in the 2006 offseason. The couple has two daughters, Denae and Daija, and one son, Deron Jr.

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