Derrick Williams Slam Dunk Contest: Timberwolves Rookie Will Dominate the Event

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IFebruary 23, 2012

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 23:  Derrick Williams from Arizona smiles after he was selected #2 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round during the 2011 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center on June 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Timberwolves rookie forward Derrick Williams will dominate the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest in Orlando with his unbelievable athleticism.

Williams is a tremendous jumper, a fabulous dunker and is certain to put on an amazing show for the fans during All-Star Saturday.

Williams has experience in this kind of event from his college days at Arizona, and has already been working on some moves at the Timberwolves' facility, according to the Star Tribune.

So there was Williams, with fellow rookie Malcolm Lee acting as consultant, working on some dunks. And he came up with one pretty impressive move. He threw the ball off the backboard, grabbed it, went between the legs and slammed it home before trotting around the team's practice facility in a mock celebration.

"It's my rookie season, so just being a part of the dunk contest is pretty cool," said Williams, who remembered watching past contests as a kid. "A lot of people know that I can jump. I hope to use my athleticism out there [and] put on a show."

If you watch his dunk during actual games, they aren't too flashy or exciting. Essentially, they aren't "slam dunk contest dunks." However, the creativity is something he can get help on from teammates and other NBA stars who will be at the event.

Williams already has the talent needed to pull off some amazing dunks, which is the most important ingredient for dominating this event. If you are not a great leaper then it doesn't matter how creative you are.

Rookies have had a lot of success in the dunk contest during the event's history, and players such Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin actually won the event as first-year players.

Williams is a remarkable talent and a phenomenal athlete. With some help creating original dunks, he will wow the crowd in Orlando and become slam dunk champion thanks to his unreal athleticism.