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Deron Williams is a basketball player competing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for the USA.

After helping the U.S. to the gold medal in 2008, Deron Williams looks to make his second Olympic appearance in London. He didn't start any of the team's eight games in Beijing, but still averaged 19.0 minutes (fifth-most on the team), 8.0 points, 2.8 assists and 2.3 rebounds. He also sank nine three-pointers. Williams was one of three point guards on the squad, whose starter was Jason Kidd, one of Williams' favorite players. "I love the way he plays the game," Williams said.

Williams' first appearance with the senior national team came at the 2007 FIBA Americas tournament, where the U.S. went 10-0 and qualified for the 2008 Olympics. He played in each of the team's games, averaging 4.7 points, 1.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists (tied for second on the team) in 14.3 minutes per game. Williams made 19 of 31 field goals (61.3 percent) including five of 10 from 3-point range.

A three-time NBA All-Star and two-time All-NBA Second Team selection, Williams was taken in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz with the third overall pick. After five years with the team, he was traded in 2011 to the New Jersey Nets. Williams has finished in the top 5 of the NBA for assists each of the past six seasons; he was the runner-up three times. Over his seven-year NBA career, Williams has averaged 17.6 points and 9.2 assists a game.

A star at Illinois for three years before entering the NBA, Williams was the school's highest NBA draft pick ever. He left as the school's career assists leader in NCAA Tournament action (78 in 11 games) and second all-time in career assists (594). His 264 assists his junior year (2004-05) also set a school record for assists in a season. Williams played in all but three games while at Illinois, as he led the school to an 88-16 overall record and three NCAA Tournament appearances. After a 37-2 record in 2004-05, the team advanced to the NCAA title game, but lost to North Carolina. Williams was named to the 2005 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team and the All-American second team.

Before Illinois, Williams was a two-time Texas Association of Basketball Coaches First-Team All-State selection while at The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas. Prior to basketball, Williams wrestled from the age of 5 until he was in the seventh grade, winning state championships as an 8- and 12-year-old. During his childhood, he met Amy Young, whom Williams married in 2006. The couple has two daughters, Denae and Daija, and one son, Deron Jr. Williams' mother, Denise Smith, and aunt, Judy Ward, played basketball and volleyball at West Liberty State in West Virginia. Williams has his own charity, the Point of Hope Foundation, which provides support to those who have cancer and people in need.


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Age: 32 years old
Birthday: June 26, 1984
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 209 lbs.
Birthplace: Parkersburg, WV
Hometown: The Colony, TX
Current Residence: Newark, NJ

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