The agonizingly long wait has finally ended for the heralded Arizona Wildcat, and now the fun part can begin. Despite a month of very publicly shopping the pick around, the Minnesota Timberwolves bit the bullet and drafted 6'9" forward Derrick Williams with the second overall selection in the 2011 NBA draft.
With that pick the Timberwolves grabbed what NBA scouts are calling the most ‘NBA ready' player in this year's draft. While there is some dissention regarding the position Williams will play in the pros-- he played power forward at Arizona, though some feel fits more into the mold of an NBA small forward -- there is no question that the ultra-talented 20-year old has what it takes to become a legitimate star of this league.
Stick with SB Nation Arizona for further coverage and analysis of Derrick Williams and the NBA Draft. The draft can be watched live on ESPN or streamed at ESPN3.com. The Phoenix Suns should be up soon with the 13th pick.