Deron Michael Williams (born June 26, 1984 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is an American basketball point guard. He currently plays for the New Jersey Nets of the NBA. He went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for college and he played for the Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team. Williams also played for the Utah Jazz from 2005 to 2011. He was traded to the Nets for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, two first round draft picks, and $3 million on February 23, 2011.