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Deron Williams

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games, 2008 Olympic Games, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.
  • Bronze Medal: 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Played in all eight games and averaged 9.0 ppg., and added 1.5 rpg., a team third best 4.6 apg., and shot 40.6 percent (13-32) from 3-point and 76.5 percent (13-17) from the free throw line.
  • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Started once in five games and averaged 7.6 ppg., tied for team high with 4.0 apg., and shot 50.0 percent from the field, 33.3 percent (6-18) from 3-point and 66.7 percent from the foul line.
  • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on Jan. 16, 2012.
  • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010.
  • Member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Averaged 8.0 ppg., 2.3 rpg., a team third best 2.8 apg.
  • Member of the 2008 USA Senior National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Averaged 6.0 ppg., 2.0 rpg., 5.0 apg. and 1.4 spg.
  • Member of the 2007 USA Men’s Senior National Team and USA FIBA Americas Championship Team that finished 10-0, won gold and qualified the United States men for the 2008 Olympics. The USA Team was a team comprised of members of USA Basketball Senior National Team program.
  • Played in all 10 of the USA’s FIBA Americas Championship games, and averaged 4.7 ppg., 1.0 rpg., a team second (tie) best 4.6 apg., 14.3 minutes a game, while shooting 61.3 percent (19-31 FGs) from the field, and 50.0 percent (5-10 3pt FGs) from 3-point.
  • Recorded 14 points (6-8 FGs, 2-3 3pt FGs) and a team high six assist against Uruguay; also recorded 10 points and four assists against U.S. Virgin Islands, eight points (4-4 FGs) and seven assists versus Puerto Rico, posted seven assists and no turnovers in 10 minutes of play against Puerto Rico in semis.
  • Played for the USA Blue Team in the 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge and recorded six points and a game nine assists in just under 30 minutes of action.
  • Added on May 23, 2007, to the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team.
  • Named as a member of the USA Junior World Championship Team on July 2, 2003.
  • Member of the USA Junior World Championship Team that tied gold medalist Australia with the tournament's best record at 7-1, but lost in the quarterfinals and finished in fifth place; started all eight games and averaged 8.4 ppg., 3.3 rpg. and 4.8 apg.
  • The 2003 USA Junior World Championship Team finished 5-0 to win the 2003 Global Games in Dallas, Texas. Started all five games and averaged 10.8 ppg., 4.0 apg., and shot 54.1 percent from the field, including 58.3 percent from 3-point (14-24 3pt FGs).
  • Named co-MVP of the 2003 Global Games.
  • Member of the 2002 USA Basketball Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that finished with a 4-1 record and the bronze medal; qualified the United States for a berth in the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championship.
  • Started all five games and passed off for a USA second best 12 assists.
  • Scored a tournament best 12 points versus Argentina in the USA’s 71-65 bronze medal victory.
  • Member of the 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival South Team that finished with the bronze medal and a 3-2 record, averaged 7.4 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and a Festival fourth best 3.4 apg.


NBA HONORS:

  • Named All-NBA second team twice (2008 and 2010).
  • Finished with most votes of any player not named to a 2009 All-NBA Team (first, second or third).
  • Three-time NBA All-Star (2010, 2011 and 2012).
  • Selected a reserve for the 2012 Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Recorded 20 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal in 18 minutes.
  • Selected a reserve for the 2011 Western Conference All-Star Team. Recorded 5 points, tied for a team high with 7 assists, added 1 steal and 1 blocked shot in 18 minutes.
  • Recorded in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game 14 points, three rebounds, six assists and four steals in 28 minutes of action.
  • Participated in the 2010 Skills Challenge during the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend.
  • Won the 2008 PlayStation® Skills Challenge and set a record time for the final round at the 2008 NBA All-Star Saturday Night, defeating USA teammates Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Jason Kidd.
  • Selected for the Sophomore team in the 2007 Rookie Challenge Game held during the All-Star Weekend, scored 19 points (8-12 FGs, 3-4 3pt FGs) and added seven assists in 15 minutes of action to help lead the Sophomores to a 155-114 victory over the Rookies.
  • Named to 2005-06 NBA All-Rookie first team.


NBA MILESTONES:

  • Ranks 237th in all-time scoring (12,185), 32nd in assists (6081), tied for 77th in made 3-point field goals (996), 75th in attempted 3-point field goals (2780), 202nd in 3-point percentage (.3583), 216th in made free throws (2586), 250th in attempted free throws (3187) and 145th in free throw percentage (.8186).
  • Became the only player in NBA history to register at least 20 points and 10 or more assists in each of the first five games of a NBA playoff series (2010 versus Denver).
  • Recorded 3,000th career assist versus New Orleans Hornets (1/4/10) becoming the fourth player in Utah franchise history and the 9th fastest (342 games) in NBA history to reach the mark.
  • Lists 4th on Jazz all-time assists list with 3,489.
  • Set a Jazz rookie record for 3-pointers made (91) and attempted (219).
  • His 10.8 ppg. is the fourth highest scoring average ever by a Jazz rookie.

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2014-15 his 10th NBA season, his fourth full season with the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Signed on July 14, 2015, to play in 2015-16 with the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Has played in 716 games, started 664 games in his NBA career and averaged 17.0 ppg., 3.2 rpg., 8.5 apg., 1.1 spg., while shooting 44.7 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from 3-point and 81.9 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 69 career postseason games, has averaged 19.1 ppg., 3.8 rpg., 8.5 apg. and 1.2 spg., while shooting 44.0 from the field, 39.2 percent 3-point and 80.1 percent from the foul line.
  • Played in 68 games, started 55, in 2014-15 and averaged 31.1 minutes a game, 13.0 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 6.6 apg. (13th in NBA), 0.9 spg., shot 38.7 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from 3-point and 83.4 percent from the foul line. 
  • Traded to the New Jersey Nets on Feb. 23, 2011 ,in exchange for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, two first round draft picks.
  • Was the only player in NBA in 2010-11 to average 20+ points and 10+ assists for the season.
  • Led all rookies in 3-point accuracy (.416), ranked 3rd in assists per game (4.5), 4th in scoring (10.8 ppg.), 5th in minutes played (28.9), 6th in steals (.75) and block shots (.21), 7th in double-doubles (5) and 9th in rebounding (2.4).
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round, No. 3 pick overall of the 2005 NBA Draft.


COLLEGE NOTES:

  • Completed collegiate career as the second all-time leader in assists in Illinois history with 594. Also ranked 35th all-time in scoring with 1,111 career points.
  • First player in Big Ten history to lead the conference in assists in each of his first three seasons (conference games only).
  • Only missed three games in entire career (2003-04, double jaw fracture as a sophomore).
  • Broke a school NCAA Tournament record with 31 points in second round win over Cincinnati, including six 3-pointers.
  • Named consensus All-American second team as a junior.
  • Named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament Chicago Regional and earned a spot on the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team.
  • Named first team All-Big Ten his junior and senior seasons.
  • Was a Wooden Award finalist.
  • Led the Big Ten, ranked 11th nationally in assists (6.8 apg).
  • Led Illini in 2004-05 to a 37-2 record, conference championship and NCAA Tournament championship game.
  • Total of 264 assists set a school single-season record.
  • Recorded three double-doubles.
  • Scored 15 points and distributed 10 assists vs. Nevada in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Registered a 22-point, 10-rebound double-double in Illinois' stirring comeback win over Arizona in the Elite Eight.
  • Posted 17 points and seven assists in the championship game loss to North Carolina.


PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born July 26, 1984, in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
  • Son of Denise Smith.
  • Full name is Deron Michael Williams.
  • Has one younger brother, Kendall Jones.
  • Married childhood sweetheart Amy Young, and has two daughters, Danae. and Daija, and an infant son, Deron Jr.
  • Mother, Denise Smith, and aunt, Judy Ward, played basketball and volleyball at West Liberty State.
  • As the No. 3 NBA Draft selection, ranks as the highest Illinois player ever drafted.


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    USA Basketball Statistics

    TEAM
    G/S
    MIN/AVG
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2012 OLY 8/0 144/18.0 23-  59 .390 13-  32 .406 13-17 .765 12/ 1.5 72/   9.0 37 1 4
    2012 MNT 5/1   98/19.6 14-  28 .500   6-  18 .333   4-  6 .667 4/ 0.8 38/   7.6 20 0 3
    2008 OLY 8/0 152/19.0 23-  52 .442   9-  24 .375   9-10 .900 18/ 2.3 64/   8.0 22 0 6
    2008 MNT 5/0 100/20.0 13-  22 .591   1-    6 .167   5-10 .500 10/ 2.0 32/   6.4 25 1 7
    2007 OLYQ 10/0 143/14.3 19-  31 .613   5-  10 .500   4-  8 .500 10/ 1.0 47/   4.7 46 0 4
    2007 MNT 1/1   30/30.0   3-    8 .375   0-    3 .000   0-  1 .000 5/ 5.0 6/   6.0 9 0 2
    2003 JWC 8/8 188/23.5 25-  68 .368 11-  39 .282   6-  7 .857 26/ 3.3    67/   8.4 38 1 4
    2003 GG 5/5 100/20.0 20-  37 .541 14-  24 .583   0-  0 .--- 8/ 1.6 54/ 10.8 20 2 6
    2002 JWCQ 5/5   98/19.6   8-  17 .471   2-    6 .333   7-10 .700 11/ 2.2 25/   5.0 12 1 4
    2001 YDFS 5/1   86/17.2 15-  35 .429   0-    4 .000   7-13 .538 15/ 3.0 37/   7.4 17 2 5
    Totals
    60/21
    1139/19.0
    163-357
    .457
    61-166
    .367
    55-82
    .671
    119/ 2.0
    442/  7.4
    246
    8
    45

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