2011 NBA Mock Draft, No. 2 Pick, Derrick Williams, Arizona, Cleveland Cavaliers
Arizona's Derrick Williams had his coming out party during the NCAA Tournament, showcasing his multidimensional talents during Arizona's pounding of defending national champion Duke. Williams may be the most NBA ready player physically, boasting a powerful physique that overpowered smaller opponents. But scouts began to salivate when the sophomore Williams combined his inside presence—he led the nation in free throw attempts per game—with a deadly outside touch, draining nearly 60 percent of his three-point attempts.
At 6-8, 235, Williams will be able to walk into the NBA and contribute right away, something the Cavaliers desperately need. Some scouts are afraid he’s not big enough to score inside and not quick enough to play the three but the 19-year-old is a tireless worker around the rim who’ll attack the rim, rebound and generate offense through sheer effort. And getting to the free throw line consistently is how scorers fatten their scoring average, which Williams excels at.
Williams has announced that he won’t retain an agent so he could return to school if he desires but as a lock to go in the Top 3 picks, he better start searching for the right agent quickly.
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