COL BKC: Illinois 75, Temple 60

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Deron Williams and Dee Brown each made four 3-pointers Saturday No. 12 Illinois was en route to a 75-60 victory over Temple.

COL BKB: Illinois 93, Mercer 61

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Dee Brown scored 18 points and Roger Powell added 16 Wednesday night as 12th-ranked Illinois ran over Mercer, 93-61.

COL BKB: Illinois 94, Western Ill. 66

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Dee Brown scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half Saturday night as 13th-ranked Illinois grabbed a big lead and rolled over Western Illinois, 94-66.

Notre Dame 68, Illinois 60

INDIANAPOLIS, March 22 (UPI) -- Dan Miller made his first five three-point tries and scored a career-high 23 points Saturday as fifth-seeded Notre Dame advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet

Illinois 65, Western Ky. 60

INDIANAPOLIS, March 20 (UPI) -- Brian Cook collected 19 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night, helping fourth-seeded Illinois fight off No. 13 Western Kentucky, 65-60, in a first-round matchup

Purdue 70, Illinois 61

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Kenneth Lowe scored 18 points Saturday night as the 25th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers maintained their position atop the Big Ten Conference with a 70-61 victory o

Illinois 76, Ohio State 57

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Brian Cook scored 22 points and Roger Powell came off the bench to add 14 Sunday as No. 16 Illinois snapped a three-game losing streak against Big Ten Conferenc

Illinois 75, Purdue 62

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Brian Cook scored 22 points Wednesday night as 15th-ranked Illinois bounced back from a pair of losses with a 75-62 Big Ten Conference victory over Purdue, whic

Memphis 77, Illinois 74

MEMPHIS, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Chris Massie made all five of his shots and scored 13 points in his season debut Saturday night as the Memphis Tigers posted a 77-74 upset of seventh-ranked Ill
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Deron Williams
Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams takes a free throw against the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter at the Pepsi Center in Denver on January 16, 2010. Denver leads the hotly contested Northwest division that has four teams within 3.5 of first place. UPI/Gary C. Caskey..

Deron Michael Williams (pronounced /ˈdɛrən/ DERR-in) (born June 26, 1984), 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. Williams was drafted 3rd overall in the 2005 draft by the Utah Jazz, for whom he played before being traded in the middle of his sixth season to the Nets. He is a two-time All-Star and a gold medal winner at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

In elementary school and middle school, Williams won two state wrestling championships. In 1993, as an eight-year-old, he won the 67 lb. weight class Texas State championship. Four years later in 1997, he won the twelve-year-old 116 lb. weight class championship. 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 led his team, the Cougars, to a 32–2 record and the Class 5A state semifinals against Bryan High. In 2002, as a senior, he averaged 17.6 points, 8.5 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. Williams was a teammate of Bracey Wright who went on to play for Big Ten rival Indiana University.

Williams was recruited to play college basketball at the University of Illinois for 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.

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