Report: Deron Williams On Preliminary Olympic Roster

USA basketball will name 19 players later this month to the preliminary roster for the 2012 Olympics.

It is being reported that Deron Williams and Dwight Howard will be among the 19 names announced to the roster.

Chris Sheridan has the full list of participants that you can find here.

And while we can only hope that the Olympics will be a pre-cursor to what a Deron/Dwight tandem will look like in Brooklyn, Deron is going to have is work cut out for him just to make the squad.

With Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups, Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook also invited, point guard figures to be one of the most competitive position competitions.

Deron Williams was a part of the 2008 Gold Medal winning US Olympic Team. In the ’08 games, Williams averaged 19.0 mpg, 8.0 ppg and 2.8 apg.