Deron Williams, playing in his first organized basketball game since wrist surgery in April, looked for all the world (including Turkey) like his old self in an Alumni game on the University of Illinois campus. He scored 11 points, grabbed a game high 8 rebounds and passed out a game-high 8 assists. Ex-Net Kendall Gill scored 13.
The big moment however came when he showed off his athleticism. After passing the ball to himself for a two hand slam, which got the 6,000 present rocking...in spite of no air-conditioning.
- Deron Williams Takes to the Basketball Court Again - Paul M. Banks - Sports Bank
- Illini alumni dazzle - Jim Cotter - Danville Commercial News
- Illini mix old, new as send-off to Italy tour - Dave Reynolds - Peoria Journal-Star
- Illini alumni show how it should be done - Lindsey Willhite - Chicago Daily Herald
- Illini bring back fond basketball memories in Alumni game - Loren Tate - Alton Telegraph
Deron Williams looks pretty healthy… while dunking - Matt Moore - NBC Sports
- Deron Williams Dunk at Illinois Alumni Game 2011 (Video) - University of Illinois - YouTube
- Deron Williams Alumni Game Interview (Video) - University of Illinois - YouTube