2011 NBA Draft: What the NBA Experts Are Saying About Arizona’s Derrick Williams

April 6th, 2011 by Collin Berglund Leave a reply »
Derrick Williams, of the Arizona Wildcats, will be a top pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Williams, a sophomore, led his team to the Elite Eight, losing to the eventual champion: UConn.

Arizona relied on Williams all year, as he scored nearly 20 points per game on 60 percent shooting.  He also pulled down eight rebounds per game.

He made his biggest splash by scoring 32 with 13 rebounds in Arizona's blowout of the No. 1 seeded Blue Devils.

Throughout the season, he played with intensity on both sides of the floor, as viewers could see with his shouts and explosive dunks throughout the tournament.

Williams is an incredibly versatile scorer.  He is not afraid to shoot three-pointers (going 42-74 from three-point range this season), but also mixes it up inside against bigger bodies and can slash to the basket for thunderous finishes.  

Williams is the best all around scorer in the country, according to ESPN's David Thorpe.

A number of college players have trouble transitioning to the defensive intensity of the NBA.  Undersized players (tweeners) like Williams, often struggle to guar ...

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