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#23
Derrick Williams
PPG RPG APG
19.5 8.3 1.1
Team: Arizona WildcatsHeight: 6-8 Born: 5/25/1991
Class-Eligibility: So-SoWeight: 241 Hometown: La Mirada, CA


Scouting Report

In less than two years, Williams went from a little-known recruit coming out of high school in southern California to a very likely top-two pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Williams wasn't even the highest-rated prospect in Sean Miller's recruiting class at Arizona, but he was named the Pac-10's freshman of the year in 2009-10, when he averaged 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds for a Wildcats team that missed the NCAA tournament for the first time in 25 years. Arizona returned to the tourney and reached the West regional final this past spring, thanks largely to Williams' efforts. For the season, the sophomore averaged 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 59.5 percent, showing exceptional quickness and toughness in the paint. He also had no trouble playing on the perimeter, shooting an astounding 56.8 percent from 3-point range. Williams was named the Pac-10 player of the year and was also a Wooden Award finalist and second-team All-American. He did all this despite playing the final two months of the season with a broken pinky on his right hand. Williams, who didn't disclose the injury until after the season, didn't seem to be bothered by the cast-like wrap, playing some of his best games down the stretch. Rarely do injuries help a player's cause, but Williams' draft stock has actually risen since it was announced he had a broken finger, with scouts realizing that he played as well as he did at less than 100 percent. While Kyrie Irving is projected as the top pick by most experts, Williams is the favorite to go No. 2.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2009-10 Ari 31 30 28.2 15.7 7.1 0.7 0.6 0.6 1.9 2.5 .574 .250 .681
2010-11 Ari 38 38 30.0 19.5 8.3 1.1 1.0 0.7 2.6 2.8 .595 .568 .746
Career 69 68 29.2 17.8 7.7 0.9 0.8 0.7 2.3 2.7 .586 .511 .719

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
2009-10 Ari 31 30 875 162 282 4 16 158 232 68 219 22 19 20 60 78 486
2010-11 Ari 38 38 1141 226 380 42 74 247 331 105 314 43 37 26 100 106 741
Career 69 68 2016 388 662 46 90 405 563 173 533 65 56 46 160 184 1227

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/14 IdaSt W 90-42 20 6 7 0 0 4 5 1 5 0 1 1 0 1 16
11/18 NMSt W 83-57 25 9 10 0 0 9 12 6 14 0 0 0 0 4 27
11/21 NoCol W 93-70 23 5 8 1 2 4 5 3 8 1 0 1 0 0 15
11/23 B-C W 78-45 29 6 10 1 1 6 9 3 6 2 1 2 2 3 19
11/26 SantaC W 82-59 21 5 12 3 3 9 10 1 3 2 2 0 2 3 22
11/27 @Kansas L 79-87 29 9 15 2 3 7 9 6 8 0 2 1 3 5 27
12/1 @Rice W 84-57 24 7 8 1 1 3 3 5 10 1 2 0 3 5 18
12/5 Okla W 83-60 26 4 6 1 1 7 9 1 4 0 4 1 4 4 16
12/8 CSF W 73-62 33 6 10 1 2 9 10 4 10 3 0 2 4 1 22
12/11 @BYU L 65-87 34 5 9 0 1 3 6 1 6 2 1 1 4 3 13
12/16 NoAri W 63-58 32 3 8 2 2 9 10 1 3 0 1 0 0 3 17
12/19 @NCSU W 72-62 35 6 9 0 1 10 11 3 5 0 1 2 2 1 22
12/22 RMor W 82-56 23 3 5 1 2 10 10 3 9 3 0 1 3 2 17
12/30 @Oregon W 76-57 29 2 3 0 0 8 11 1 7 1 0 0 4 2 12
1/2 @OreSt L 75-76 29 6 6 1 1 3 10 1 2 2 2 0 2 4 16
1/6 Cal W 73-71 34 7 12 1 2 16 22 3 12 0 1 1 1 2 31
1/9 Stan W 67-57 35 5 5 2 2 2 6 2 9 0 0 1 6 4 14
1/15 AriSt W 80-69 32 8 12 0 0 15 16 4 10 2 1 0 3 2 31
1/20 @Wash L 68-85 33 8 15 1 2 5 7 3 11 1 1 0 3 4 22
1/22 @WashSt W 65-63 33 4 13 1 1 8 13 9 19 1 1 1 4 4 17
1/27 UCLA W 85-74 29 7 10 2 4 6 10 1 5 1 0 0 3 1 22
1/29 USC W 82-73 18 6 6 3 3 5 8 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 20
2/3 @Stan W 78-69 33 8 14 0 1 5 8 3 8 2 0 0 2 5 21
2/5 @Cal W 107-105 33 5 8 1 1 1 4 4 18 1 0 0 4 5 12
2/13 @AriSt W 67-52 29 4 5 0 0 3 3 0 5 0 2 1 1 5 11
2/17 WashSt W 79-70 33 7 10 0 2 12 12 2 8 2 1 1 2 3 26
2/19 Wash W 87-86 35 8 16 2 2 8 9 4 11 2 2 2 7 0 26
2/24 @USC L 57-65 36 3 11 0 3 2 2 3 11 0 0 1 3 4 8
2/26 @UCLA L 49-71 29 5 11 1 2 4 4 1 7 0 1 3 0 1 15
3/3 OreSt W 70-59 34 5 8 0 1 5 10 6 12 2 1 0 1 2 15
3/5 Oregon W 90-82 22 5 7 1 2 3 4 1 5 2 1 0 3 4 14
3/10 OreSt W 78-69 35 8 12 5 6 1 2 2 7 0 2 0 3 0 22
3/11 USC W 67-62 30 7 10 1 3 5 6 0 6 2 0 0 3 2 20
3/12 Wash L 75-77 40 8 14 0 1 8 13 3 11 2 1 1 2 2 24
3/18 Mem W 77-75 36 6 11 1 1 9 9 3 10 0 0 1 3 3 22
3/20 @Tex W 70-69 29 4 14 0 3 9 15 4 9 3 3 0 4 3 17
3/24 @Duke W 93-77 35 11 17 5 6 5 6 6 13 2 2 1 4 2 32
3/26 @UConn L 63-65 26 5 13 1 6 9 12 1 5 1 0 0 3 3 20
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