Williams makes US National Team roster

Published 01/23 2014 05:08PM

Updated 01/23 2014 05:11PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former Illini Deron Williams was one of 28 players named to the USA Men's Basketball National Team roster on Thursday.  From that pool of 28, they will eventually pick 12 players who will compete for Team USA at the World Championships and at the 2016 Olympics.

Williams has helped the US win gold in each of the last two Olympics.  Also on the roster of 28 are Bulls guard Derrick Rose, and Springfield (Lanphier) grad Andre Iguodala.

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