Monday , Jul , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Jazz sign draft picks Williams and Miles

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz signed draft picks Deron
Williams and C.J. Miles on Monday. Terms of the deals were not released.

Williams became the highest draft pick in University of Illinois history when
the Jazz traded three first round picks to Portland in order to select him No.
3 overall.

The 6-foot-3 Williams earned consensus Second Team All-American honors with
Illinois last season. The guard was named the Most Outstanding Player of the
NCAA Tournament’s Chicago Regional and earned a spot on the NCAA Final Four
All-Tournament Team as well.

Also a First Team All-Big Ten selection, Williams ended his collegiate career
second in school history with 594 assists and also became the first player in
conference history to lead the league in assists in each of his first three

Williams helped the Illini to a 37-2 record and a runner-up finish in the
NCAAA Tournament in 2005, posting 12.5 points and 6.8 assists for the season.

Miles, a 6-foot-6 guard, was selected with the 34th overall pick. He averaged
23.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists with Skyline High School in Dallas,
Texas, and was named Class AAAAA Player of the Year.