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The circus swirling around new Minnesota Timberwolves’ forward Derrick Williams settled just enough for the the former University of Arizona Wildcat to Twitter the emotion…
“I’M OFFICIALLY AN NBA PLAYER… WOW.”
“Wait.. Is this real? NBA! wow. Tears of joy”
“What I wanna know is.. How the suit look tho on tv?! Hahaa”
Three former Findlay College Prep players – Tristan Thompson, No. 4, Cavaliers; Cory Joseph, No. 29, Spurs; and DeAndre Liggins, No. 53, Magic – were drafted on Thursday night. It should be noted that Arizona recruit Nick Johnson graduated this spring from the Henderson, Nevada basketball powerhouse.
“@DWilluofA23 always a Wildcat & now a @MNTimberwolves. Congrats Derrick!”
- Arizona Athletic Director Greg Byrne, via Twitter
Derrick Williams becomes the second Wildcat to be drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves. The first was center Loren Woods in (Rd. 2, 17) 2001.
WITH THE NO. 2 PICK, THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES SELECT…
DERRICK WILLIAMS, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA