All-Star NBA point guard who began his career with the Utah Jazz in 2005; traded to the New Jersey Nets in 2011. He won two Olympic old medals with Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 games.
He became the cornerstone of the new look Brooklyn Nets in 2012, after signing a five-year contract valued at almost $100 million.
He chose to re-sign with the Nets under the guidance of part-owner Jay Z.
He was a star point guard at the University of Illinois, leading the team to the National Championship game which they were defeated by North Carolina.
He married Amy Young Williams. The couple has two daughters, Daija and Denae, and a son, Deron Jr.
- The meaning of the name Williams: Son Or Servant Of William