Deron Williams is a 38 years old retired American professional baseball player. He is best known for playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Utah Jazz. Williams was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 2005 NBA draft. He is also a gold medal winner for the U. S. National team at two Summer Olympics. As of 2022, Deron Williams net worth is estimated to be around $70 million.
Deron Williams was born on the 26th of July, 1984 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States. Not much is known about his parents and early life. Deron has participated and won two state wrestling championships while studying in elementary and middle school. He also won the 67 lb. Weight class Texas State Championship in 1993. After four years in 1997, he won the 12-year-old 116 lb. weight class championship.
Regarding his education detail, he has studied at The Colony High School. In high school, he showed more interest in basketball. As a junior, he made an average score of 17 points, 2 steals, and 9.4 assists per game in 2001. The same year, he led his high school team to the semifinals at the Class 5A state game. He continued his good form while playing as a senior where he averaged 17.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 8.5 assists, and 2.6 steals per game.
Williams was later recruited to play college basketball at the University of Illinois during the 2002-03 NCAA season. In 2005, he led the intercollegiate athletic team, Fighting Illini to the NCAA championship game. However, the team was defeated by the University of North Carolina. Williams was named the University of Illinois Athlete of the Year during the 2004-05 season. After the 2005 season, he forfeited his final year of collegiate eligibility and declared for the NBA draft.
Deron Williams Net Worth & Professional Career
Williams began his professional journey after he was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 2005 NBA draft. He was included in the NBA All-Rookie First Team after he finished his rookie season with an average point of 10.8 and 4.5 assists in each game. In the 2006-07 season, he began as the starting point guard for the Utah Jazz. In his first 13 games of the 2006-07 season, he played remarkably well for the team where he also delivered five double-doubles.
On December 8, 2007, he scored his then-career-high 41 points against the Dallas Mavericks. Despite his brilliant score, his team went on to lose the game. Williams played for the Jazz until the 2010-11 season. He was traded to the New Jersey Nets on February 23, 2011. At the time of the 2011 NBA lockout, he signed a one-year contract to play for the Turkish professional basketball team, Besiktas. In November 2011, he scored 50 points against the German team, Gottingen.
William played for the New Jersey’s Brooklyn Nets until the 2014-15 season. Then, in the 2015-16 season, he was signed with the professional basketball team, Dallas Mavericks on July 14, 2015. He made his team debut for the Mavericks on October 28. Deron scored a then season-high 30 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 1. He was waived by the Mavericks on February 23, 2017, and on February 27, 2017, he was signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Williams also has the best record while competing at the Olympic games. He was one of the members of the USA Olympic team who won the gold medal at the 2006 World Champion Spain. Deron was also one of the 19 man roasts of the USA national men’s basketball team, who won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Deron is recently in the news as he confirmed that he will enter the boxing ring to fight against the former NFL player Frank Gore. The two former athletes will be competing on the undercard of the Jack Paul-Tommy Fury boxing match, which is scheduled for December 18, 2021. The boxing match will be taking place at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Deron and Frank will be competing on a four-round heavyweight match, for which, both will be contractually limited to weighing 125 pounds.
Deron Williams is married to his childhood sweetheart, Amy Young. He knew Amy since he was studying in second grade. The two started dating since they entered high school. The pair shares four kids together. There is no further detail available on his marriage life.
Deron Williams Net Worth
As of 2022, Deron Williams’ personal wealth is estimated to be around $70 million. He earned a $157 million salary during his NBA career from 2005 to 2020. Deron had earned the highest single-season salary of $19.78 million in the 2015-16 season from the Brooklyn Nets.
Williams purchased a $15.8 million worth penthouse apartment in 2013, which he listed for sale for a whopping $33.5 million in 2015. Though, in November 2020, he just received and accepted $16.4 million for the penthouse apartment.
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