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Encyclopedia > Deron Williams
Deron Williams
Position Point guard
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Team Utah Jazz
Jersey #8
Born June 26, 1984 (1984-06-26) (age 23)
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Nationality American
College Illinois
Draft 3rd overall, 2005
Utah Jazz
Pro career 2005–present
Awards 2005-06 NBA All-Rookie First Team

Deron Michael Williams (pronounced /ˈdɛrən/ (DARE-in)[1]) (born June 26, 1984 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the NBA. Prior to playing in the NBA, Williams played for the University of Illinois men's basketball team. Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Location in Wood County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State West Virginia County Wood Incorporated 1810 Government  - Mayor Robert Newell Area  - City  12. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The 2005 NBA Draft logo The 2005 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 2005 in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Location in Wood County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State West Virginia County Wood Incorporated 1810 Government  - Mayor Robert Newell Area  - City  12. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... NBA redirects here. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... NCAA Pre-Tournament Era Champions 1915 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1949, 1951, 1952, 1989, 2005 Conference Tournament Champions 2003, 2005 Conference Regular Season Champions 1915, 1917, 1924, 1935, 1937, 1942, 1943, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1963, 1984, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 The Illinois Fighting Illini mens basketball team is...

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Early life and high school athletics

Deron Williams attended Arbor Creek Middle School in Carrollton, Texas. Williams attended The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas and averaged 17 points, 9.4 assists, and 2 steals per game as a junior in 2001. That year he lead his team, the Cougars, to a 32-2 record and the Class 5A state semifinals to Bryan High. In 2002, as a senior, he averaged 17.6 points, 8.4 assists, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game. His team, the Cougars, went 29-2 that season, losing the 5A Texas State semifinals. [2] Williams was a teammate of Bracey Wright who went on to play for Big Ten rival Indiana University.[3] Arbor Creek Middle School is a junior high school in Carrollton, Texas. ... Location in Dallas County and the state of Texas Country State Counties Dallas, Denton, Collin Government  - Mayor Becky Miller Area  - City  36. ... The Colony High School (TCHS), located in The Colony, Texas currently hosts grades 9 through 12. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas County Government  - Mayor John Dillard Area  - City 40. ... Bracey Wright (born July 1, 1984, The Colony, Texas) is an American professional basketball player for the Greek team Aris BC. Wright attended The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ...


College

Williams played college basketball at the University of Illinois beginning with the 2002-03 NCAA season. In his freshman year, he started 30 of 32 games and ranked third in the Big Ten Conference in assists with 4.53 per game. As a sophomore, Williams improved his scoring average from 6.3 to 14.0 points per game (led team) and improved his assists per game to 6.17. Williams was a First-Team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ...


In 2005, as a junior starting point guard, Williams led the Fighting Illini to the NCAA championship game where they lost to the University of North Carolina. That season saw the Illini go undefeated until the final game of the season, where they lost to Ohio State by one point. Illinois's road to the Final Four was marked by a staggering comeback win over the Arizona Wildcats, where the Illini, led by Williams, came back from 15 points down in the final minutes to win the game. Deron made the game tying three-point shot with just 30 seconds left in regulation. Williams declared for the NBA Draft after the 2005 season, forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility. The Fighting Illini (also known as The Illini) are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ... NCAA redirects here. ... 2005 Final Four, Edward Jones Dome The 2005 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ...


Williams received many awards after the 2004-05 season. These honors include being named a consensus Second Team All American, as well as being named First Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten All-Tournament Team, and All-Final Four team. Williams was also a finalist for the Wooden Award and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Chicago Regional in the NCAA Tournament. Williams was named First-Team All-Big Ten as a sophomore in 2004 and as a junior in 2005, the year in which Williams, called by coach Bruce Weber "the MVP of the team", led the Illini to the Final Four. The team included four other former and current NBA players, including Dee Brown and Roger Powell, both formerly of the Utah Jazz, James Augustine of the Orlando Magic, and Luther Head of the Houston Rockets. The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... For other persons named Bruce Weber, see Bruce Weber (disambiguation). ... Roger Powell Jr. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... James Augustine can refer to: James Augustine (basketball), an American basketball player, picked in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... Luther D. Head (born November 26, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Houston Rockets. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


NBA career

Rookie season

Following the season, Williams declared for the 2005 NBA Draft, in which the Utah Jazz selected Williams with the third overall selection. He was selected after #1 pick Andrew Bogut and #2 pick Marvin Williams. Williams started the season coming off the bench, eventually moved into the role of starting point guard, and was later sent back to the bench. Williams finished his rookie season averaging 10.8 points and 4.5 assists per game, in 80 games played. Williams was rewarded by being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team,[4] as well as being the only other rookie besides Chris Paul to receive a first-place vote in the 2005-06 NBA Rookie of the Year voting (Williams received 1 first-place vote). Williams and Chris Paul have shared a friendly[5] rivalry[6] that began after the 2005 NBA Draft, where Williams and Paul were the third and fourth selections overall. Whether Williams or Paul is the superior point guard is the subject of frequent debate[5][7][8] among sports writers and fans. The 2005 NBA Draft logo The 2005 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 2005 in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Andrew Michael Bogut (born November 28, 1984) is an Australian professional basketball player. ... Marvin Gaye Williams, Jr. ... Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. His nickname is CP3. ... Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. His nickname is CP3. ... The 2005 NBA Draft logo The 2005 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 2005 in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ...


2006-07 season

Williams began the 2006-07 season as the starting point guard for the Jazz. The Jazz started the season with a 12-1 record. This record was the best in team history and in the league. During these first 13 games of the season Williams played remarkably well, delivering five double-doubles. Two of these double-doubles were back-to-back performances of 26/14 and 27/15 (points/assists). Both of these assists totals bested his previous career high. In the second of those two games, he also had a career high in steals, with five. On January 17, 2007, in a game against the Detroit Pistons, he recorded a career high 31 points. A few days later, on January 24, he recorded a career high 21 assists in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies. In his second season, his numbers improved in almost all categories, increasing to 16.2 points and 9.3 assists per game (second only to Steve Nash in the NBA).[9] The Jazz improved to post a 51-31 record, winning the Northwest Division title. The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... A double-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates a double digit number total in any two of these categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is an article about the National Basketball Association team; for the defunct World Football League team, see Memphis Southmen. ... The Northwest Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. The division was created at the start of the 04-05 season. ...


2007 Playoffs

The playoffs ended a three-year playoff drought for the Jazz, and in the first round, they faced the Houston Rockets. Williams scored in double figures in each of the seven games in the series, including a 14 assist, 20 point double-double on May 5 to close out the series. The Jazz won the series 4-3, beating the Rockets in Houston to complete the series. It was their first playoff series victory since 2000.[10] The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the second round, Williams and the Jazz faced the Golden State Warriors, a No. 8 seed team that had upset the No. 1 seed Dallas Mavericks 4-2 in the first round. Williams started off the series strong, posting double-doubles in two of the first four games as the Jazz jumped out to a 3-1 series lead. In the fifth game, Williams was plagued by foul problems and struggled from the floor, hitting only one of eleven shots from the field and scoring just two points.[11] However, despite Williams' poor performance, the Jazz posted a 100-87 victory, sending the Jazz to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1998 and the John Stockton and Karl Malone era. The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...


The Jazz faced the San Antonio Spurs in the conference finals, a team led by Tim Duncan who had posted three NBA championships since 1999. Williams played his best basketball of the season in the first three games, averaging nine assists and over thirty points over that span.[12] Spurs guard Tony Parker recognized Williams' effort after the Jazz won game three 109-83. The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... This article is about the French basketball player. ...

He played good tonight. He was very aggressive from the beginning of the game. His outside shot was going and he was aggressive in getting everyone involved.[13]

Spurs forward Bruce Bowen also highlighted Williams' skills, as he compared Williams to the previous Jazz All-Star guard John Stockton. Bruce Bowen Jr. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ...

That's what's missing today in the NBA is solid point guards. You have the scoring guards, you have guards that can't do some things. With him, it's special because he spent that time in college and learned more and more about the game of basketball. So he goes to a team that really needs a great point guard and he just fits the mold of a young Stockton.[14]

Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ...

2007-08 season

Deron Williams again elevated his play during his third season in the NBA. He scored a career high 41 points on December 8, 2007 in a game against the Dallas Mavericks, although they ended up losing the game.[15] He also had two 20-assist games on the season.[16] He elevated all of his stats, improving to 18.8 points and 10.5 assists per game, third in the league behind Chris Paul and Steve Nash.[17] Despite his strong performance during the season, he was not selected to represent the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game, as the point guard position was filled by Allen Iverson, Steve Nash, and Chris Paul[18]. Although he did not participate in the main event, he won the 2008 All-Star Skills Challenge.[19] is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. His nickname is CP3. ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


Much was made of Deron's new leadership role on the team, and how Deron calls the majority of the plays on the team instead of coach Jerry Sloan, something not even John Stockton did.[20] The Jazz again won the Northwest Division and the #4 seed, this time with a 54-28 record, and again faced a Houston Rockets team that had home-court advantage in the first round. Gerald Eugene Sloan, better known as Jerry Sloan (born March 28, 1942), is an American National Basketball Association coach. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


Honors/Achievements

The Americas Championships 2007 will be held at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from August 22 to September 2. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...

NBA career statistics

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SEASON TEAM GP GS MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% 3P% FT% TOPG
2005–06 UTA 80 47 28.8 0.8 0.2 2.4 4.5 10.8 0.421 0.416 0.704 1.8
2006–07 UTA 80 80 36.9 1.1 0.3 3.0 10.4 16.2 0.456 0.322 0.767 3.1
2007–08 UTA 82 82 37.3 1.1 0.3 3.0 10.5 18.8 0.507 0.395 0.803 3.4
Career 242 209 34.4 0.9 0.2 2.9 8.1 15.3 0.466 0.374 0.774 2.8
Playoffs Team GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% 3P% FT%
2006–07 Utah 17 38.6 1.5 0.2 4.3 8.6 19.2 0.452 0.333 0.790
Career Utah 17 38.6 1.5 0.2 4.3 8.6 19.2 0.452 0.333 0.790

The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ...

Career highs

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Notes

  1. ^ International NBA Players - Pronunciation Guide NBA.com
  2. ^ Player Bio Fighting Illini
  3. ^ SLAM ONLINE | » Deron Williams: Giant Steps
  4. ^ Paul headlines All-Rookie Team as lone unanimous pick Espn
  5. ^ a b Buckley, Tim. "Williams, Paul renew rivalry", Deseret Morning News, February 4, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-02-17. 
  6. ^ McGraw, Mike. "Jazz's Williams, Hornets' Paul eating competition alive", Chicago Daily Herald, February 9, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-02-17. 
  7. ^ Luhm, Steve. "NBA: Who's best? Debate still links Paul, Williams", Salt Lake Tribune, February 3, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-02-17. 
  8. ^ Denton, John. "NBA: Williams-Paul Debate Rages On", Hoopsworld, February 5, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-02-17. 
  9. ^ Player Card Espn
  10. ^ ESPN - Utah vs. Houston Recap, May 05, 2007
  11. ^ NBA - Golden State Warriors/Utah Jazz Recap Tuesday May 15, 2007 - Yahoo! Sports
  12. ^ NBA - San Antonio Spurs/Utah Jazz Recap Saturday May 26, 2007 - Yahoo! Sports
  13. ^ Salt Lake Tribune - JAZZ: Williams' aggressive play sparks rally
  14. ^ Salt Lake Tribune - JAZZ NOTES: Williams' fan club growing
  15. ^ http://www.nba.com/games/20071208/UTADAL/boxscore.html
  16. ^ http://www.nba.com/playerfile/deron_williams/career_stats.html
  17. ^ http://www.nba.com/statistics/player/Assists.jsp?league=00&season=22007&conf=OVERALL&position=0&splitType=9&qualified=Y&yearsExp=-1&sortOrder=1
  18. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/allstargame
  19. ^ http://www.nba.com/allstar2008/skills_challenge/
  20. ^ http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695261478,00.html
  21. ^ Deron Williams career statistics

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External links

  • Deron Williams Player Info at NBA.com
  • Deron Williams Statistics at Basketball-Reference.com
  • Deron Williams Photos
  • IlliniBasketballHistory.com
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Deron Williams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (627 words)
Deron Williams (born June 26, 1984 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association and former collegiate player for the University of Illinois.
Williams was named First-Team All-Big Ten as a sophomore in 2004 and as a junior in 2005, the year in which Williams, called by coach Bruce Weber "the MVP of the team", led the Illini to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship game before losing a close game to North Carolina.
Williams was rewarded by being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, as well as being the only other rookie besides Chris Paul to receive a first-place vote in the 2005-06 NBA Rookie of the Year voting (Williams received 1 first-place vote).
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