Illinois product Deron Williams wins gold medal
Make it two-time gold medal winner Deron Williams. The former Illinois and current Brooklyn Net point guard helped Team USA capture the gold medal with a 107-100 victory over Spain on the final day of the 2012 London Olympics. The gold medal marks Team USA and Williams’ second consecutive Olympic championship, and it makes Williams the first Big Ten men’s basketball player ever to win multiple gold medals. See a photo of Williams and his two gold medals in this post.
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Williams scored six points and dished out one assist in the championship game.
In seven NBA seasons, the former Illini has averaged 17.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game.