Derrick Williams is gearing up for the 2011 NBA Draft after two seasons as an Arizona Wildcat. According to ESPN's Chad Ford and his latest mock draft, Williams is projected to be a top-two pick behind only Duke's Kyrie Irving.
Williams impressed in his sophomore year at Arizona, putting up 19.5 points and grabbing 8.3 rebounds per game while shooting a ridiculous 59.5%. He led the Wildcats to victories over Texas and Duke in the NCAA Tournament before falling to Kemba Walker's Connecticut Huskies in the Elite Eight.
Williams has drawn comparisons to Thaddeus Young and David West with his versatile game. He is always a threat to attack the basket and he can also hit jump shots, evidenced by the increase in his three-point shooting percentage from 25% his freshman year to 57% his sophomore year.
It is up to the ping-pong balls to determine who ends up with the first few picks in this year's draft. Williams' NBA destination will also likely be determined by the distribution of this year's top three picks.