Derrick Williams Announces 2011 NBA Draft Entry After Sophomore Season

Derrick Williams has announced he'll enter the 2011 NBA Draft, planning to sign with an agent. The six-foot-eight behemoth seemed to come out of nowhere in the NCAA Tournament for most casual fans, looking particularly unstoppable in the Arizona Wildcats' blowout of the Duke Blue Devils.

In a statement released by the University of Arizona:

After careful consideration and with the support of my family and Coach Miller, I have decided to declare for the 2011 NBA Draft. I have enjoyed my two years at Arizona both on and off the court. I want to thank my teammates, who are like brothers to me, my coaches and all Wildcat Fans for making my experience an unforgettable one. I will finish this semester at the U of A in good academic standing and plan on continuing to pursue my college degree in the future. I am a Wildcat for life.

In SB Nation's pre-draft lottery mock, Williams went No. 4 to the Washington Wizards, who may not be picking anywhere near No. 4. 

For more on Arizona sports, visit Arizona Desert Swarm and SB Nation Arizona.

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