With the second overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves have selected Derrick Williams, the 6'9", 250-pound power forward from the University of Arizona.
Williams, a consensus second-team All-American in 2010-11, averaged 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds a game for the Wildcats last season. He is projected by pretty much every major expert out there as the top forward in this year's NBA Draft class, with his outstanding athleticism and his ability to play not only with his back to the basket, but also out on the perimeter. He has decent range on his jumper, and can get to the basket, averaging more free throws per game than any other forward in the league last season.
With that said, it remains to be seen whether or not the Timberwolves will keep Williams. The team is loaded at the forward spot with guys like Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, Anthony Randolph, and Anthony Tolliver. There are still rumors flying around that the Timberwolves will trade Williams for a veteran player, so we still have to see whether or not the Timberwolves are making this selection for themselves or if they already have something worked out with somebody else.
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