Arizona’s Derrick Williams taking it to the next level (with dunk video)by Anthony Gimino on Nov. 24, 2010, under Sports
This could be a short story about Arizona forward Derrick Williams. It’s as New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies said last week: “He’s an NBA player. What can I say?”
That nicely sums it up. He will be an NBA player. Shoot, that’s probably going to happen next summer. He’ll be next in Arizona’s pipeline to the pros.
But what else can we say about the sophomore star? Well, plenty.
Even in Arizona’s low-energy, poor-shooting, snooze-a-palooza Tuesday night in a 78-45 home victory over Bethune-Cookman, Williams did about the usual — 19 points, six rebounds … and one highlight reel dunk.
This game won’t be long-remembered — Bethune who? — but Williams’ fast-break 360-degree dunk will be a digital favorite for a long time. He took a pass from Kyle Fogg near the lane and, in one move, jumped to spin away from a defender and came full circle for the dunk.
“I don’t even know what that was,” Arizona senior forward Jamelle Horne said in amazement.
“You should have seen Coach (Sean) Miller’s face. You should have seen my face. All I know is that was a great play. That’s something that is definitely going to be on SportsCenter. I can’t believe he did it. But he’s crazy like that.”
Miller can live with that kind of crazy all season long.